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Exposure and effects of perfluoroalkyl substances in tree swallows nesting in Minnesota and Wisconsin, USA

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Exposure and effects of perfluoroalkyl substances in tree swallows nesting in Minnesota and Wisconsin, USA; 2013; Article; Journal; Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; Custer, Christine M.; Custer, Thomas W.; Dummer, Paul; Etterson, Matthew A.; Thogmartin, Wayne E.; Qian Wu; Kannan, Kurunthachalam; Trowbridge, Annette; McKann, Patrick C.

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The exposure and effects of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) were studied at eight locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin between 2007 and 2011 using tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Concentrations of PFASs were quantified as were reproductive success end points. The sample egg method was used wherein an egg sample is collected, and the hatching success of the remaining eggs in the nest is assessed. The association between PFAS exposure and reproductive success was assessed by site comparisons, logistic regression analysis, and multistate modeling, a technique not previously used in this context. There was a negative association between concentrations of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in eggs and hatching success. The concentration [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1007/s00244-013-9934-0
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