Blood lead values in dogs from a rural area (Champaign, IL in 1987)

S. R. Ostrowski, R. Schilling, J. A. Farrar, J. Fikes, V. R. Beasley, R. F. Hudson

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We studied 87 healthy dogs to determine background levels of blood lead in dogs living in a presumably uncontaminated environment. We took blood samples from dogs and asked their owners for information regarding behavioral risk factors related to environmental lead exposure. The mean blood lead concentration was 5 (± 4.4) ug/dl (range 0-22 ug/dl).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary and Human Toxicology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 28 1990


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Ostrowski, S. R., Schilling, R., Farrar, J. A., Fikes, J., Beasley, V. R., & Hudson, R. F. (1990). Blood lead values in dogs from a rural area (Champaign, IL in 1987). Veterinary and Human Toxicology, 32(1), 40-42.