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9 October 2019 Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury Concentrations in the Livers of Free-Ranging Common Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) from Minnesota, USA
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Livers of 25 common garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) from Minnesota (2015–16) were analyzed for heavy metals by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Dry weight mean concentrations (ranges µg/g) were arsenic, 118.94 (0.26–1245.56); cadmium, 1.44 (0.15–7.59); lead, 0.21 (<0.10–0.78); and mercury, 0.30 (<0.5–2.25).

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Marc Schwabenlander, John P. Buchweitz, Christopher E. Smith, and Arno Wünschmann "Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury Concentrations in the Livers of Free-Ranging Common Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) from Minnesota, USA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 55(4), 973-976, (9 October 2019). https://doi.org/10.7589/2018-10-263
Received: 29 October 2018; Accepted: 18 February 2019; Published: 9 October 2019
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