Distribution of antimony in contaminated grassland

2- small mammals and invertebrates

N. Ainsworth, J. A. Cooke, M. S. Johnson

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Abstract

Concentrations of antimony in invertebrates and small mammals from grasslands in the vicinity of an antimony smelter were significantly elevated compared to a control site. Higher concentrations of antimony were recorded in liver, lung and kidney tissue of herbivorous and insectivorous mammals from the contaminated sites. However, there is little evidence of bioaccumulation of antimony in food chains represented by the soil-vegetation-invertebrate-insectivore pathway of the grasslands, and little indication of significant accumulation by herbivorous mammals despite marked contamination of their diet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-87
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990

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Antimony
Mammals
Invertebrates
Bioaccumulation
Food Chain
Nutrition
Liver
Contamination
Soil
Tissue
Diet
Kidney
Soils
Lung
Grassland

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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