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dc.contributor.authorOldenkamp, Ricki Elaine
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-22T05:30:30Z
dc.date.available2016-11-22T05:30:30Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.otheroldenkamp_ricki_e_201605_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/oldenkamp_ricki_e_201605_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/36289
dc.description.abstractDespite the widespread harvest and consumption of game by recreational hunters, there are few data available regarding contaminant burdens in many commonly harvested wildlife species. I sampled wild pigs (Sus scrofa), gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis), and waterfowl from a contaminated Department of Energy site to quantify concentrations of trace elements and radiocesium in muscle and liver tissues for assessment of potential human health risks from the consumption of game, and contaminant accumulation rates in tissues. Concentrations varied among collection locations and species, although waterfowl collected from a coal ash basin consistently had high levels of trace element burdens (especially Selenium) and those from areas with known radiological contamination had elevated radiocesium concentrations, often exceeding limits established by the European Economic Community for safe human consumption.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightsOn Campus Only Until 2018-05-01
dc.subjectCoal Combustion Waste
dc.subjectGame Meat
dc.subjectGray Squirrels
dc.subjectHuman Consumption Risk
dc.subjectWaterbirds
dc.subjectWaterfowl
dc.subjectWild Pigs
dc.subjectRadiocesium
dc.subjectTrace Elements
dc.titleExposure of game species to trace elements and radiocesium on the Savannah River Site in South Carolina
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentDaniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorJames Beasley
dc.description.committeeJames Beasley
dc.description.committeeKarl Miller
dc.description.committeeWilliam Hopkins


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