Group 6 Copy 310
6
Please wait...

About This Project

Toxicants of human origin are a growing concern to conservation. Lead (Pb) is a toxicant that accumulates in the body over time. It has no biological function and can cause many negative health effects over time. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that there are no safe levels of lead in the body.

The brown bear is exposed to lead through scavenging. We will investigate the impact of lead on the health of wild brown bears and identify predictable blood changes (biomarkers) of toxicity.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Identifying genes to stop sarcomas in kids and dogs

Sarcomas are life-threatening, often untreatable cancers that disproportionately affect dogs and children. We...

Water Purification for Developing Countries

Each year, more than 3.5 million people die from lack of access to clean water in developing countries. Our...

Backer Badge Funded

A biology project funded by 162 people