Evaluation of heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Mullus barbatus from Sicily Channel and risk-based consumption limits.

@article{Conti2012EvaluationOH,
  title={Evaluation of heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Mullus barbatus from Sicily Channel and risk-based consumption limits.},
  author={Gea Oliveri Conti and Chiara Copat and Caterina Ledda and Maria Giulia Fiore and Roberto Fallico and Salvatore Sciacca and Margherita Ferrante},
  journal={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2012},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={946-50}
}
Our study is a preliminary step to evaluate water contamination of the Mediterranean Sea surrounding Lampedusa island and health risks for fish consumers. We analyzed muscle tissue of Mullus barbatus specimens to detect metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Results show the following average concentrations of heavy metals: Pb 0.035, Cd 0.001, Hg 0.027, Cr 0.524, As 27.01, Cu 0.433, Co 0.013, Ni 0.042, Se 0.487, V 0.072, U 0.055 and Zn 3.360 ppm. PAHs ranged from 0.250 to 13.16 ppb… CONTINUE READING
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