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Exposure assessment for trace elements from consumption of marine fish in Southeast Asia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16828209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Concentrations of 20 trace elements were determined in muscle and liver of 34 species of marine fish collected from coastal areas of Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Large regional difference was observed in the levels of trace elements in liver of one fish family (Carangidae): the highest mean concentration was observed in fish from the Malaysian coastal waters for V, Cr, Zn, Pb and Bi and those from the Java Sea side of Indonesia for Sn and Hg. To assess the health risk to the Southeast Asian populations from consumption of fish, intake rates of trace elements were estimated. Some marine fish showed Hg levels higher than the guideline values by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). This suggests that consumption of these fish may be hazardous to the people.
Tetsuro Agusa; Takashi Kunito; Agus Sudaryanto; In Monirith; Supawat Kan-Atireklap; Hisato Iwata; Ahmad Ismail; Joompol Sanguansin; Muswerry Muchtar; Touch Seang Tana; Shinsuke Tanabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-07-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)     Volume:  145     ISSN:  0269-7491     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Pollut.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-29     Completed Date:  2007-04-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  766-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Marine Environmental Studies (CMES), Ehime University, Matsuyama 790-8577, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Asia, Southeastern
Diet / adverse effects
Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*
Fishes / metabolism*
Food Chain
Liver / chemistry
Muscles / chemistry
Risk Assessment / methods
Trace Elements / administration & dosage,  analysis*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Trace Elements; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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