Metal and fatty acid levels of some commercially important marine species from the northeastern Mediterranean: benefits and health risk estimation


KÖŞKER A. R.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, cilt.192, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 192 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10661-020-08287-1
  • Dergi Adı: ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT

Özet

Metal and fatty acid levels of some commercially important fish and crustacean species of economic value in the northeastern Mediterranean (Mersin Bay) were investigated. In addition, to predict possible risks regarding consumer health that may arise from the consumption of these species, risk estimates were calculated for adults and children considering consumption frequencies of one, three and seven times a week. The estimated weekly intake (EWI), target hazard quotient (THQ), lifetime cancer risk (CR) and benefit/risk ratio associated with their consumption were calculated. EWI values were found to be lower than the provisional tolerable weekly intake (PTWI) values determined by the European Food Safety Authority and FAO/WHO. For most samples examined, THQ was <1. The benefit/risk ratios for all samples were calculated to be less than threshold. For the fish species examined, CR for consumers was identified to be low, except for heavy consumption cases.