Total and organic mercury concentrations in the white muscles of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) from the Indian and Atlantic oceans.

  title={Total and organic mercury concentrations in the white muscles of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) from the Indian and Atlantic oceans.},
  author={M-H Chen and C-Y Chen and S-K Chang and S-W Huang},
  journal={Food additives and contaminants},
  volume={24 9},
  • M-H Chen, C-Y Chen, +1 author S-W Huang
  • Published 2007 in Food additives and contaminants
A total of 226 swordfish samples collected from Taiwanese fishing vessels in the Indian and Atlantic oceans were examined for total mercury (THg) and organic Hg (OHg). Analysis of 56 pooled white muscle samples showed that THg and OHg concentrations ranged from 0.056 to 3.97 (1.3 +/- 0.97) and from 0.043 to 3.92 (1.01 +/- 0.82) microg g(-1) flesh mass, respectively. These values were similar to those from various previous studies during the past three decades. THg and OHg were significantly… CONTINUE READING

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