Nondestructive pollution exposure assessment in the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus): I. Relationships between concentrations of metals and arsenic in hair, spines, and soil.

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Conventional metal exposure assessment in terrestrial mammals is generally based on organ analyses of sacrificed animals. Few studies on mammals use nondestructive methodologies despite the growing ethical concern over the use of destructive sampling. Nondestructive methods involve minimal stress to populations and permit successive biomonitoring of the… (More)

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@article{DHav2005NondestructivePE, title={Nondestructive pollution exposure assessment in the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus): I. Relationships between concentrations of metals and arsenic in hair, spines, and soil.}, author={Helga D'Hav{\'e} and Jan Scheirs and Valentine Kayawe Mubiana and Ron Verhagen and Ronny Blust and Wim M. De Coen}, journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry}, year={2005}, volume={24 9}, pages={2356-64} }