Effect of Synthetic Smog on Spontaneous Activity of Mice

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Science  10 Jun 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3415, pp. 1733-1734
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3415.1733


Mice allowed to run in a revolving-drum activity cage are sensitive indicators of air pollution. They respond to the presence of synthetic smog by diminishing their 24-hour activity in the revolving wheels. The redLIction in wheel activity is comparatively greater for larger amounts of smog.