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Urban pigeons help researchers monitor lead pollution
New York (UPI) Jul 19, 2016
New research shows toxicity levels in urban pigeons are a good proxy for risk of lead poisoning in children. When researchers compared the levels of lead in New York City pigeons with lead exposure measured in local children, the numbers revealed a strong geographic correspondence. The study was carried out by Rebecca Calisi, now an assistant professor at the University of California, Davis, and undergraduate student Fayme Cai, while at Barnard College, Columbia University. "Pigeo ... read more

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