Lead, cadmium, and mercury tissue residues in healthy swine, cattle, dogs, and horses from the midwestern United States.

@article{Penumarthy1980LeadCA,
  title={Lead, cadmium, and mercury tissue residues in healthy swine, cattle, dogs, and horses from the midwestern United States.},
  author={Lakshmipaty Penumarthy and Frederick W. Oehme and R. H. Hayes},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={1980},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={
          193-206
        }
}
A survey was conducted in 1975-1976 to determine the background levels of lead, cadmium, and mercury tissues of healthy swine, cattle, dogs, and horses from the midwestern United States. Blood, muscle, liver, and kidney were assayed from cattle and swine slaughtered at federal meat inspection plants and in dogs and horses obtained from local pounds and sales barns. A total of 959 samples for lead, 972 samples for cadmium, and 827 samples for mercury were analyzed. The maximum muscle lead… CONTINUE READING
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