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Fresh water aquaculture fish consumption in Malaysia and heavy metals risk exposure to consumers

Abu Bakar, Ibrahim and Ayob, Mohd Khan and Abdullah Sani, Norrakiah and Zainuddin, Intan Fazleen (2014) Fresh water aquaculture fish consumption in Malaysia and heavy metals risk exposure to consumers. International Food Research Journal, 21 (6). pp. 2019-2113. ISSN 19854668 (P), 22317546 (O)

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This study aimed to determine the amount of the fish (Oreachromi sp, Clarias sp. and Pangasius sutchii) consumption in Malaysia; the quantity of heavy metal residues (arsenic, cadmium, mercury and plumbum) in the fish and the level of the risk exposure. About 1440 respondents from six main production districts were randomly interviewed and the body weight of the respondents was also measured. A total of 240 ready to eat fish from food premises were also stratified randomly sampled where each sample was weighted to determine the average weight of one serving unit sold at food premises. The heavy metal residues were analyzed using Inductively Coupled Plasma–Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES) Optima 4300 DV (German). The level of heavy metals risk exposure was calculated as the percentage value of ’Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intakes’ (PTWI) and recalculated using computer programme @Risk 4.5 Excel (Palisade, USA). The result showed that 60.3% of the respondents consumed the fish. The level of heavy metal risk exposures were calculated as very low i.e. 0.14% (As), 0.31% (Cd), 0.09% (Hg) and 0.78% (Pb).

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5138/43750
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fresh water; Aquaculture fish; Fish consumption Risk exposure; Heavy metal residues;
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Nutrition Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Ibrahim Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 09:11
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 11:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43750

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