Possible relevance of pigeons as an indicator species for monitoring air pollution.

@article{Schilderman1997PossibleRO,
  title={Possible relevance of pigeons as an indicator species for monitoring air pollution.},
  author={P A Schilderman and Jurian A. Hoogewerff and Frederik-Jan van Schooten and Lou M. Maas and Edwin J. C. Moonen and Bertil JH van Os and Joop H. van Wijnen and Jos Kleinjans},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1997},
  volume={105},
  pages={322 - 330}
}
Wild city pigeons were caught at four different locations in the Netherlands to represent areas of high (Amsterdam-high), moderate (Amsterdam-medium), and low (Maastricht and Assen) traffic density. It is assumed that local ambient air pollution decreases as a function of traffic density. In these pigeons levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-DNA adducts, oxidative DNA damage, and heavy metal residues were determined in kidney, lung, liver, and blood (no adduct analysis in blood). The… CONTINUE READING

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