Metal Contents of Four Commercial Fish Species of NW Mexico

  title={Metal Contents of Four Commercial Fish Species of NW Mexico},
  author={M. Fr{\'i}as-Espericueta and J. M. Quintero-Alvarez and J. Osuna-L{\'o}pez and C. M. S{\'a}nchez-Gaxiola and G. L{\'o}pez-L{\'o}pez and G. Izaguirre-Fierro and D. Voltolina},
  journal={Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
The metal contents in tissues of fish species: M. cephalus, Diapterus sp., Scomberomorus sierra and Oreochromis aureus, were determined in order to evaluate if their consumption might become a health risk. The liver and gills of M. cephalus and Diapterus sp. had the highest values of Cu, Fe and Pb. In the muscle, there were no interspecific differences in the Cd, Cu and Pb contents (0.27–0.32, 0.96–1.30 and 2.12–2.80 μg/g dw, respectively). Cd and Pb may be of concern, since their mean contents… Expand
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