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Organochlorine compounds pose health risks to the Qinling Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca qinlingensis)

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To assess organochlorine compound (OC) contamination, its possible sources, and adverse health impacts on giant pandas, we collected soil, bamboo, and panda fecal samples from the habitat and research center of the Qinling panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca qinlingensis)-the rarest recognized panda subspecies. The polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) concentrations were comparatively low which suggests that moderate sources of OC pollution currently. OC levels were...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
ZOOLOGY
Sub department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0607-9373
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Environmental Pollution Journal website
Volume:
273
Article number:
116427
Publication date:
2021-01-05
Acceptance date:
2021-01-02
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-6424
ISSN:
0269-7491
Pmid:
33445128
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1156725
Local pid:
pubs:1156725
Deposit date:
2021-02-09

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