Investigation of heavy metal levels in economically important fish species captured from the Tuzla lagoon

Dural M. Z. L. , Goksu M. Z. L. , Özak A. A.

FOOD CHEMISTRY, vol.102, no.1, pp.415-421, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 102 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2006.03.001
  • Title of Journal : FOOD CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.415-421


Two hundred fish samples were collected seasonally from November 2000 to December 2001 from the Tuzla Lagoon. Heavy metal (Cd, Pb, Cu, Zn, and Fe) concentrations were measured in the muscle, gill, liver and gonad of three fish species (Sparus aurata, Dicentrarchus labrax and Mugil cephalus). The concentrations of heavy metals were determined by using flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry (FLAAS) and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry (GFAAS) after wet digestion method.