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1 January 1994 Blood Lead Levels of Wild Raccoons (Procyon lotor) from the Eastern United States
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We analyzed 161 raccoon (Procyon lotor) blood samples obtained from New Jersey (n = 109), rural Pennsylvania (n = 29) and laboratory confined animals (n = 23) in the USA for lead content; we found significantly higher levels in the New Jersey raccoons (mean = 4.4 μg/dl, SE = 2.9). There was no difference between the lead levels of raccoons from the other two groups (mean = 2.6, SE = 0.5 and mean = 2.5, SE = 0, respectively).

Hamir, Galligan, Ebel, Manzell, and Rupprecht: Blood Lead Levels of Wild Raccoons (Procyon lotor) from the Eastern United States
A. N. Hamir, D. T. Galligan, J. G. Ebel, K. L. Manzell, and C. E. Rupprecht "Blood Lead Levels of Wild Raccoons (Procyon lotor) from the Eastern United States," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 30(1), 115-118, (1 January 1994). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-30.1.115
Received: 6 November 1992; Published: 1 January 1994
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