Cadmium in caribou and muskoxen from the Canadian Yukon and Northwest Territories

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  • Year: 1994
  • Format: pdf
  • Usage: Non-commercial with attribution
  • Source: Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS)

Cadmium, zinc, copper and metallothionein concentrations were measured in liver and kidney tissue of caribou and muskoxen collected from various sites in the Canadian Yukon and Northwest Territories. Cadmium concentrations in caribou tissues were substantially higher than in muskoxen for all age classes and were comparable to concentrations reported for caribou from northern Quebec and Norway.