Heavy metal concentrations in fishes from Juru River, estimation of the health risk

A. A. Idriss, Ahmad Abas Kutty

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Abstract

This study examined the concentration of heavy metals in 13 fish species. The results indicated that shellfish species (clams) have the highest metal concentrations, followed by demersal and pelagic fishes. The mean concentration of metals in clams are Zn 88.74 ± 11.98 μg/g, Cu 4.96 ± 1.06 μg/g, Pb 1.22 ± 0.19 μg/g, Cd 0.34 ± 0.04 μg/g dry wt. basis, whereas the same measure in fish tissues was 58.04 ± 18.51, 2.47 ± 1.21, 0.58 ± 0.27 and 0.17 ± 0.08 μg/g dry wt. basis. The concentrationsofheavymetals in clams and fish tissues were still lower than the maximum allowable concentrations as suggested by the Malaysian Food Act (1983) and are considered safe for local human consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-208
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Volume94
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015

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Keywords

  • Feeding habitats
  • Hazard quotient
  • Juru River
  • Metals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Pollution
  • Toxicology

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Heavy metal concentrations in fishes from Juru River, estimation of the health risk. / Idriss, A. A.; Abas Kutty, Ahmad.

In: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Vol. 94, No. 2, 01.02.2015, p. 204-208.

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