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How a little brown bird could sound the alarm on lead poisoning in Australian children

  • Written by Max M Gillings, PhD Candidate, School of Natural Sciences, Macquarie University
How a little brown bird could sound the alarm on lead poisoning in Australian childrenSimon C Griffith

Recent public health threats such as COVID, and the current bird flu outbreak in Victoria, show we can’t separate human health from the natural environment. Our research examining the link between lead exposure in house sparrows and children is another sobering reminder of this shared health burden.

Birds have long been...

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