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Assessment of total mercury level in fish collected from East Calcutta Wetlands and Titagarh sewage fed aquaculture in West Bengal, India.
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PMID:  20407747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Total mercury levels were quantified in Tilapia mossambicus, Cirrhinus mrigela and Labio rohita, captured from East Calcutta Wetlands and Titagarh sewage fed aquaculture ponds. The bioconcentration factor of collected fish was assessed. Total mercury level ranged from 0.073 to 0.94 microg/g in both pre and post monsoon season. T. mossambicus in both season and C. mrigela at pre monsoon, cross the Indian recommended maximum limit (0.50 microg/g wet weight) for food consumption and according to World Health Organization guidelines all fish were not recommended for pregnant women and individuals under 15 years ages. A significant correlation was observed between mercury content of aquaculture pond water and fish muscle tissue. Total mercury concentration in experimental sites were higher than the control area (Wilcoxon Ranked-Sum test p > 0.05), which suggested the connection between mercury bioaccumulation and sewage fed aquaculture.
Subarna Bhattacharyya; Punarbasu Chaudhuri; Siddartha Dutta; Subhas Chandra Santra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-04-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1432-0800     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-21     Completed Date:  2010-08-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0046021     Medline TA:  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  618-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Environmental Studies, Rabindra Bharati University, 56A, B. T. Road, Kolkata 700050, India.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Monitoring
Fishes / metabolism*
Food Contamination / analysis*
Mercury Compounds / analysis*,  metabolism
Muscle, Skeletal / chemistry,  metabolism
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*,  metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Mercury Compounds; 0/Sewage; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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