Physiological Effects of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons on Avian Species

  • David B. Peakall
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 6)


The persistent organochlorines have been shown to effect a number of enzyme systems in mammals and birds. Many of these effects are found only at high concentrations, and it is proposed here to concentrate on those effects which have or may have relevance to existing environmental levels.


Carbonic Anhydrase Carbonic Anhydrase Activity Chlorinate Hydrocarbon Shell Gland Eggshell Thickness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David B. Peakall
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  1. 1.Section of Ecology and SystematicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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