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Levels of some heavy metals in fishes From Pahang river estuary, Pahang, Malaysia

Yunus, Kamaruzzaman and Ong, Meng Chuan and Zabri, Rina Sharlinda and Bidai, Joseph (2010) Levels of some heavy metals in fishes From Pahang river estuary, Pahang, Malaysia. Journal of Biological Sciences, 10 (2). pp. 157-161. ISSN 17273048 (P), 1812-5719 (O)

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In this study, the concentration of Pb, Cu and Zn were determined in muscle, gills and stomach of six fish species caught from Pahang river estuary. These metals concentration were measured by ICP-MS in order to assess the fish contamination with these metals. This study showed that all catfishes (Arius sp.) presented the highest metals content. Tissue analysis revealed that the stomach accumulated the highest level of these metals. Based on the results, metal concentration in the edible part of the examined fish (muscle) were in the safety permissible levels for human consumption.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5410/4032
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pahang rive estuary, Pb, Cu, Zn, fishes, ICP-MS
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Kamaruzzaman Yunus
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2011 12:10
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2011 12:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4032

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