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The measurement of heavy metal (lead) concentration in muscle tissues of Brachirus orientalis in Bushehr and Asalouyeh seaports, Persian Gulf, Iran

Farshad Ghanbari, Abdol-Rahim Pazira, Narges Javad Zade

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.4(2), 237-244, February 2014


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In order to examine and compare Lead metal accumulation levels in muscle tissues of Brachirus orientalis, sampling fish was done in both Bushehr and Asalouyeh stations during the summer 2013. After biometry of the samples, muscle tissues were separated and chemical digestion was done. Lead accumulation levels in tissues were measured by using a graphic furnace atomic absorption instrument. Based on the obtained results, mean Lead concentrations in muscle tissues were 1.459 ± 0.747 mgkg-1dw in Bushehr station and 3.166 ± 2.447 mgkg-1dw in Asalouyeh station, and no statistically significant differences were observed between the two stations (P=0.055). Based on the obtained concentrations and analysis done it was specified that according to WHO, FAO, ITS, and Turkish Guidelines standards, the amount of Lead metal in muscles of Brachirus orientalis was higher than the permissible standard levels in both study stations and it can be concluded that using this species in these regions are rather dangerous and it will naturally have bad effects on the consumers of these products and necessary care should be taken to use it in the food meals.


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The measurement of heavy metal (lead) concentration in muscle tissues of Brachirus orientalis in Bushehr and Asalouyeh seaports, Persian Gulf, Iran

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