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Cadmium in cephalopod molluscs: implications for public health.
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PMID:  15771185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cadmium concentrations were measured in the flesh and hepatopancreas (digestive gland) of 1,392 specimens of different species of cephalopod molluscs (broadtail squid, spider octopus, curled octopus, horned octopus, elegant cuttlefish, and pink cuttlefish) to determine whether maximum levels fixed by the European Commission were exceeded. In all species, mean cadmium concentrations were higher in hepatopancreas than in flesh. Large differences among the different species were also observed. Pink cuttlefish and spider octopus had the highest concentrations for both flesh (spider octopus, 0.77 microg g(-1); pink cuttlefish, 0.87 microg g(-1)) and hepatopancreas (spider octopus, 9.65 microg g(-1); pink cuttlefish, 18.03 microg g(-1)), and the lowest concentrations were encountered in broadtail squid (flesh, 0.13 microg g(-1); hepatopancreas, 2.48 microg g(-1)). The other species had intermediate concentrations of 0.20 to 0.30 microg g(-1) in flesh and 5.46 to 8.01 microg g(-1) in hepatopancreas. Concentrations exceeding the limit proposed by the European Commission (1.00 microg g(-1)) were observed in 44.4 and 40.0% of flesh samples of spider octopus and pink cuttlefish, respectively. The estimated weekly intake, 0.09 to 0.66 microg/kg body weigh, was below the provisional tolerable weekly intake set by the World Health Organization.
M M Storelli; G Barone; G O Marcotrigiano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of food protection     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0362-028X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Food Prot.     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-17     Completed Date:  2005-04-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703944     Medline TA:  J Food Prot     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pharmacology-Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry Section, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, 70010 Valenzano, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cadmium / isolation & purification*
Consumer Product Safety
Digestive System / chemistry
Environmental Monitoring / methods*
Food Contamination / analysis*
Hepatopancreas / chemistry
Mollusca / chemistry*
Public Health
Shellfish / analysis*
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