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Trace metal concentrations in edible tissue of snapper, flathead, lobster, and abalone from coastal waters of Victoria, Australia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16677912     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The concentrations of heavy metals in the edible tissue of commonly fished species of the Victorian coast of Australia are reported. The metals studied were As, Cd, Cu, Hg, Pb, Se, and Zn and the fish species examined were snapper (Pagruss auratus), flathead (Platycephalus bassenssis and Neoplatycephalus richardsoni), lobster (Jasus edwardsii), and abalone (Haliotis rubra). None of the fish species studied had average concentrations exceeding the maximum levels specified for As, Cd, Hg, and Pb by the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand Food Standards code. Additionally, the concentrations of Cu, Se, and Zn were close to or below the median values generally expected in these species. Essential trace elements Se and Zn were found to be well regulated by all fish species. Although also essential, Cu was not so well regulated, especially in abalone. Nonessential metals As, Cd, and Hg are not regulated in the studied fish and their concentrations in the fish tissue are dependent on size and fishing zone. Metal concentrations were not largely affected by sex. Surprisingly, the concentrations of metals in fish in Port Phillip Bay, a zone, which includes the major cities of Melbourne and Geelong and is known to have high concentrations of metals in the water and sediment, were not consistently higher than those in other less-populated fishing zones.
Gastone Fabris; Nicholas J Turoczy; Frank Stagnitti
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecotoxicology and environmental safety     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0147-6513     ISO Abbreviation:  Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf.     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-08     Completed Date:  2006-06-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805381     Medline TA:  Ecotoxicol Environ Saf     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Primary Industries, Primary Industries Research Victoria, P.O. Box 114, Queenscliff, Vic. 3225, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Arsenic / analysis*,  standards
Environmental Monitoring / statistics & numerical data
Food Contamination*
Metals, Heavy / analysis*,  standards
Muscles / chemistry
Principal Component Analysis
Risk Assessment
Selenium / analysis*,  standards
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*,  standards
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Metals, Heavy; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 7440-38-2/Arsenic; 7782-49-2/Selenium

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