Metals in tissues of fish from Yelkoma Lagoon, northeastern Mediterranean


TÜRKMEN A., TÜRKMEN M., Tepe Y., ÇEKİÇ M.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, vol.168, pp.223-230, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 168
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10661-009-1106-3
  • Title of Journal : ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-230

Abstract

This study was performed to investigate the metal concentrations in muscle, liver, gonad, and gill of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L., 1758), European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax L., 1758), and keeled mullet (Liza carinata Valenciennes, 1836) from Yelkoma Lagoon, northeastern Mediterranean region. So, the levels of cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, nickel, lead, and zinc in tissues of specimens from the lagoon were determined by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer. Concentrations of metals in muscles of the examined species ranged from 0.10 to 0.47 mg kg (-aEuro parts per thousand 1) for cadmium, 0.10 to 0.43 mg kg (-aEuro parts per thousand 1) for cobalt, 0.17 to 0.72 mg kg (-aEuro parts per thousand 1) for chromium, 0.62 to 1.03 mg kg (-aEuro parts per thousand 1) for copper, 28.9 to 52.3 mg kg (-aEuro parts per thousand 1) for iron, 0.75 to 0.96 mg kg (-aEuro parts per thousand 1) for manganese, 0.11 to 0.57 mg kg (-aEuro parts per thousand 1) for nickel, 0.19 to 0.47 mg kg (-aEuro parts per thousand 1) for lead, and 6.01 to 13.9 mg kg (-aEuro parts per thousand 1) for zinc, respectively. Additionally, metal concentrations in muscles of fish were assessed for human uses according to provisional tolerable weekly intake and provisional tolerable daily intake.