Group 6 Copy 575
0
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

How does our blood absorb light?

Light has been shown to have anti-depressant effects (just think about your mood when it's sunny!). But...

Can we trick cyanobacteria into growing faster?

Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic organisms that can be used to produce liquid biofuels. One of the biggest...

Battle of the clocks: Does your biological clock determine whether the timing of exercise impairs or promotes sleep?

Higher levels of exercise have been linked to better sleep but it is unclear whether the time of day at...

Backer Badge Funded

A biology project funded by 162 people