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Perfluoroalkyl contaminant exposure in tree swallows nesting at Clarks Marsh, Oscoda, MI Dataset

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2014-05-01
End Date
2017-07-31

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Christine M Custer, Thomas W Custer, Robert Delaney, Paul M Dummer, Sandra Schultz, and Natalie Karouna-Renier, 2019, Perfluoroalkyl contaminant exposure in tree swallows nesting at Clarks Marsh, Oscoda, MI Dataset: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9KKECVJ.

Summary

A site in north eastern MI, Oscoda Township, has some of the highest recorded exposure in birds to perfluorinated substances (PFASs) in the U.S. Some egg and plasma concentrations at that location exceeded the lowest reproductive effect threshold established for two avian laboratory species. The objectives of this study were to determine whether there were reproductive effects or physiological responses in a model bird species, the tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor), associated with this extremely high exposure to PFASs. The lack of exposure above background to other contaminants at this site allowed for an assessment of PFAS effects without the complication that responses may be caused by other contaminants. A secondary objective [...]

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Bioindicators_PFC_data.csv 3.41 KB
Perfluoroalkyl contaminant exposure in tree swallows nesting at Clarks Marsh, Oscoda, MI.xml
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PFCs_all_data.csv 6.82 KB

Purpose

To understand any potential physiological and reproductive effects of high PFC exposure

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  • Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC)

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