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Year : 1991
Tome : 142
Volume : 7
Pages : 553-556
Title : Waste and « Waste-substances » in the environment. Impact on animals and food-chains.
Authors : G. KECK.
Summary : Toxicological hazards related to wastes from industrial, domestic, or agricultural origin are of increasing importance. From the experience of the National Center of Veterinary Toxicological Informations, which is the only Veterinary Poison Center in Europe, field data concerning the exposure of domestic or wild animals help for a better knowledge of the risks for the animal populations themselves, but also for detection and monitoring of the risks for public health. On that point, animals play an important role of « sentinels ». This work concerns on one hand wastes in their globality (dumping sites, incineration), on the other hand some chemical agents which are representative of chemical wastes : pesticides, PCB, heavy metals (mercury, lead, cadmium). Acute or chronic intoxication cases observed in animals concretize the major types of risks, including those where contamined animais may represent, through animal productions, a vector of chemical risks for man.
Keywords : chemical pollution - wastes - animal toxicology - food-chains.
Correspondence : G. KECK.
Adress : CNITV, ENVL, F-69280 Marcy l'Etoile

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