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Concentrations of cadmium, lead, arsenic, and some essential metals in wild boar from Sweden

Malmsten, Anna and Dalin, Anne-Marie and Pettersson, Jean and Persson, Sara (2021). Concentrations of cadmium, lead, arsenic, and some essential metals in wild boar from Sweden. European Journal of Wildlife Research. 67 , 18
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Abstract

The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is becoming more common in Europe and has potential to be used as sentinel species for local contamination of heavy metals. Concentrations of nine trace elements (arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), lead (Pb), magnesium (Mg), manganese (Mn), selenium (Se), and zinc (Zn)) were examined in kidney tissue of 104 female wild boars hunted at three sites in Sweden. The interrelationships between the trace elements and age dependency were investigated. Reproductive health was previously known to differ among animals at the different study sites, but could not be explained by heavy metal concentrations and no associations were found between heavy metals and reproductive parameters. Kidney concentrations of Cd (mean 4.16 mg/kg wet weight (w.w.), range 0.16-12.8) were higher than the permissible level for human consumption in 99.9% of the samples. Pb concentrations were generally intermediate or low (mean 0.14 mg/kg w.w., range 0.03-1.01) and exceeded the levels accepted for human consumption in 0.02% of the samples. Age class was significantly associated with the concentrations of Cd, Mg, and Mn. Concentrations of As were low (mean 0.02 mg/kg w.w., range <0.0001-0.08) and Cu and Se concentrations were within the ranges of suspected deficiency for 10% and 4% of the wild boars, respectively.

Authors/Creators:Malmsten, Anna and Dalin, Anne-Marie and Pettersson, Jean and Persson, Sara
Title:Concentrations of cadmium, lead, arsenic, and some essential metals in wild boar from Sweden
Series Name/Journal:European Journal of Wildlife Research
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:67
Article number:18
Number of Pages:8
Publisher:SPRINGER
ISSN:1612-4642
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Environmental Sciences (social aspects to be 507)
Keywords:Cd, Pb, Wild boar, Wildlife toxicology, Heavy metals, Hazard, risk assessment
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-110991
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-110991
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1007/s10344-021-01460-y
Web of Science (WoS)000617460400002
ID Code:22736
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Clinical Sciences
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:11 Mar 2021 11:43
Metadata Last Modified:11 Mar 2021 11:51

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