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Bioindicator organisms: heavy metal pollution evaluation in the Ionian Sea (Mediterranean Sea--Italy).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15869184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trace metal concentrations of mercury, cadmium, lead and chromium in Patella caerulea, and Mullus barbatus were investigated to provide information on pollution of Ionian Sea, since these metals have the highest toxic potential. High chromium levels (0.47-0.97 microg g(-1) ww) were registered in limpet samples collected from two station near the Gulf of Taranto, while elevated concentration of mercury (0.31-1.50 microg g(-1) ww) were found in mullet specimens from Sicily. The metal concentrations recorded at the clean stations may be considered as useful background levels to which to refer for comparison within the Mediterranean area. On the contrary, the high levels of chromium and mercury found respectively in the areas near the Gulf of Taranto and at Capo Passero being of concern in terms of environmental health need frequent monitoring.
Maria M Storelli; Giuseppe O Marcotrigiano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental monitoring and assessment     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0167-6369     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Monit Assess     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-04     Completed Date:  2005-08-23     Revised Date:  2009-05-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508350     Medline TA:  Environ Monit Assess     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pharmacological-Biological Department, Chemistry and Biochemistry Section, Veterinary Medicine Faculty, University of Bari-Strada Prov. le per Casamassima Km 3, Valenzano, Ba, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Mediterranean Sea
Metals, Heavy / analysis*
Mollusca / metabolism*
Muscles / chemistry
Perciformes / metabolism*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Metals, Heavy; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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