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Wildlife Toxicology

Study site locations: Minnesota - Perfluorinated compounds and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in great blue heron eggs

Perfluorooctane sulfonate concentrations were elevated in great blue heron eggs at the Pigs Eye heron rookery near a manufacturing plant. Concentrations in eggs were less both upstream and downstream. Concentrations at the Pig’s Eye rookery are some of the highest ever recorded in bird eggs.

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Custer, T.W., K. Kannan, L. Tao, S.H. Tun, and A. Trowbridge. 2010. Perfluorinated compounds and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in great blue heron eggs from three colonies on the Mississippi River, Minnesota. Waterbirds 33:86-95.

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