In the present study, the Eurasian magpie (Pica pica), was evaluated as a possible bioindica- tor of environmental pollution by heavy metals (HMs). Levels of Ni, Pb, Cd, and Hg in feathers of 64 magpies (31 males and 33 females) were measured by ICP-MS technique. Plasmatic biomarkers of oxidative stress (OS) were also assessed. The birds were captured in the province of Parma (Italy), in different capture sites within 1 km from urban area (UZ), and farther than 5 km from urban area (RZ). Median HM levels were 0.68 mg/kg (0.18–2.27), 2.80 mg/kg (0.41–17.7),

Heavy Metal Assessment in Feathers of Eurasian Magpies (Pica pica): A Possible Strategy for Monitoring Environmental Contamination? / Iemmi, Tiziano; Menozzi, Alessandro; Pérez-López, Marcos; Basini, Giuseppina; Grasselli, Francesca; Menotta, Simonetta; Serventi, Paolo; Bertini, Simone. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - 18:(2021), p. 2973. [10.3390/ijerph18062973]

Heavy Metal Assessment in Feathers of Eurasian Magpies (Pica pica): A Possible Strategy for Monitoring Environmental Contamination?

Tiziano Iemmi;Alessandro Menozzi
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Giuseppina Basini;Francesca Grasselli;Paolo Serventi;Simone Bertini
2021

Abstract

In the present study, the Eurasian magpie (Pica pica), was evaluated as a possible bioindica- tor of environmental pollution by heavy metals (HMs). Levels of Ni, Pb, Cd, and Hg in feathers of 64 magpies (31 males and 33 females) were measured by ICP-MS technique. Plasmatic biomarkers of oxidative stress (OS) were also assessed. The birds were captured in the province of Parma (Italy), in different capture sites within 1 km from urban area (UZ), and farther than 5 km from urban area (RZ). Median HM levels were 0.68 mg/kg (0.18–2.27), 2.80 mg/kg (0.41–17.7),
Heavy Metal Assessment in Feathers of Eurasian Magpies (Pica pica): A Possible Strategy for Monitoring Environmental Contamination? / Iemmi, Tiziano; Menozzi, Alessandro; Pérez-López, Marcos; Basini, Giuseppina; Grasselli, Francesca; Menotta, Simonetta; Serventi, Paolo; Bertini, Simone. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. - ISSN 1660-4601. - 18:(2021), p. 2973. [10.3390/ijerph18062973]
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