Source-pathway-receptor investigation of the fate of trace elements derived from shotgun pellets discharged in terrestrial ecosystems managed for game shooting.

@article{Sneddon2009SourcepathwayreceptorIO,
  title={Source-pathway-receptor investigation of the fate of trace elements derived from shotgun pellets discharged in terrestrial ecosystems managed for game shooting.},
  author={Jennifer Sneddon and Rafael Willian Clemente and Philip G. Riby and Nicholas W. Lepp},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2009},
  volume={157 10},
  pages={
          2663-9
        }
}
Spent shotgun pellets may contaminate terrestrial ecosystems. We examined the fate of elements originating from shotgun pellets in pasture and woodland ecosystems. Two source-receptor pathways: i) soil-soil pore water-plant and ii) whole earthworm/worm gut contents--washed and unwashed small mammal hair were investigated. Concentrations of Pb and associated contaminants were higher in soils from shot areas than controls. Arsenic and lead concentrations were positively correlated in soils, soil… CONTINUE READING
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