Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Fish in Saudi Arabia

  title={Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Fish in Saudi Arabia},
  author={Othman Hakami},
  journal={American Journal of Environmental Sciences},
  • O. Hakami
  • Published 3 December 2016
  • Environmental Science
  • American Journal of Environmental Sciences
Heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, mercury and lead constitute a serious threat to human health. Generally, regular consumption of fish is recommended because it is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been associated with health benefits. However, flesh of some fish species contains heavy metals in high concentration, which may pose health risk for individuals that consume them in significant quantities. Therefore, over the last few years, evaluation of heavy metals in fish has… 

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