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Selenium, boron, and heavy metals in birds from the Mexicali Valley, Baja California, Mexico

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Mora, M.A., Anderson, D.W. Selenium, boron, and heavy metals in birds from the Mexicali Valley, Baja California, Mexico. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 54, 198–206 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00197431

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Keywords

  • Heavy Metal
  • Waste Water
  • Boron
  • Selenium
  • Water Management