First evaluation of the use of down feathers for monitoring persistent organic pollutants and organophosphate ester flame retardants : a pilot study using nestlings of the endangered cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus)

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Monclus, Laura; Lopez-Bejar, Manel; De la Puente, Javier; Covaci, Adrian; Jaspers, Veerle L. B.;

Abstract: Raptor feathers have been increasingly used to assess pollutants in ecotoxicological monitoring studies. However, the suitability of down feathers to detect pollutants has not yet been investigated. In this study, concentrations of persistent organic pollutant... View more
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