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[Use of the feral pigeon (Columba livia) to monitor atmospheric lead pollution].

Authors
  • Jenkins, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences. Série D: Sciences naturelles
Publication Date
Oct 20, 1975
Volume
281
Issue
16
Pages
1187–1189
Identifiers
PMID: 813896
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Pigeons living in cities show a large accumulation of lead in their bodies. The lead concentration in their lungs and bones varied according to the pollution level of their territory caused by automobile gas exhausts.

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