Arsenic accumulation in the liver tissue of marine mammals.

  title={Arsenic accumulation in the liver tissue of marine mammals.},
  author={Reiji Kubota and Takashi Kunito and Shinsuke Tanabe},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  volume={115 2},
Arsenic concentrations were determined in livers of 226 individuals representing 16 different marine mammal species to elucidate its accumulation with age, sex, and feeding habits. Arsenic concentrations varied widely among species and individuals, and ranged from < 0.10 to 7.68 micrograms g-1 dry weight. Marine mammals feeding on cephalopods and crustaceans contained higher arsenic concentrations than those feeding on fishes. No significant gender difference in arsenic concentration was found… CONTINUE READING

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