The effects of dissecting tools on the trace element concentrations of fish and mussel tissues.

@article{Heit1982TheEO,
  title={The effects of dissecting tools on the trace element concentrations of fish and mussel tissues.},
  author={Merrill Heit and Catherine Klusek},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={1982},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={129-34}
}
A comparison of the effects of dissecting tools composed of various materials on the trace element content of the muscle of the marine bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix, and the soft tissues of freshwater mussels, Eliptio complanatus and Lampsilus radiata, is presented. The fish were dissected with blades made of stainless steel, Lexan plastic, titanium, and Teflon-coated stainless steel. The mussels were dissected with stainless and Teflon tools only. Elements measured included As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg… CONTINUE READING