Determination of mercury, cadmium, arsenic and lead in muscle and liver of Liza dussumieri from the Persian Gulf, Iran

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Determination of mercury, cadmium, arsenic and lead in muscle and liver of Liza dussumieri from the Persian Gulf, Iran

Mohammad Velayatzadeh, Abolfazl Askary Sary, Hoomayon Hoseinzadeh Sahafi
J. Bio. Env. Sci.5( 3), 227-234, September 2014.
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The present study was carried out to investigate contamination of heavy metals Mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic and Lead in liver and muscle of Liza dussumieri from Persian Gulf, Iran, in 2012. Heavy metal levels in fish samples were analyzed by Perkin Elmer 4100 atomic absorption. This study concentration of heavy metals Hg, As, Cd and Pb in muscle and liver of Liza dussumieri significant difference (P<0.05). The mean estimated concentrations for Hg, Cd and As in the present study in samples from Boshehr were higher than in Deylam. Level of Pb in muscle of Liza dussumieri from Deylam were higher in Boshehr, Pb concentration in liver (0.498±0.014 mgKg-1) of Liza dussumieri from Boshehr were higher in Deylam. The mean estimated concentrations for Hg, Cd and Pb in the present study were lower than international Standards for these metals as declare by the World Health Organization, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (UK), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and National Health & Medical Research Council (Australia).

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