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Heavy metal concentrations in fish, shellfish and fish products from internal markets of India vis-a-vis international standards

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dc.contributor.author Sivaperumal, P.
dc.contributor.author Sankar, T.V.
dc.contributor.author Nair, P.G.V.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-05T08:49:48Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-05T08:49:48Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Food Chemistry 2007:102(3), 612–620 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/186
dc.description.abstract Heavy metals are an important group of chemical contaminants and food is the major vehicle for entry into the system. Fish constitute a major source of heavy metals in food. Concentration of heavy metals in commercially important species of fish, shellfish and fish products from fish markets in and around the Cochin area was evaluated using an atomic absorption spectrometer. The concentration ranges of Cd, Pb, Hg, Cr, As, Zn, Cu, Co, Mn, Ni, and Se in the samples were <0.07–1, <0.07–1.32, <0.05–2.31, <0.05 to 3.65, <0.1–4.14, 0.6 to 165, 0.15 to 24, <0.02 to 0.85, <0.08 to 9.2, <0.032–1.38 and; <0.03–1.35 mg/kg, respectively. The present study showed that different metals were present in the samples at different levels but within the maximum residual levels prescribed by the EU and USFDA and the fish and shellfish from these areas, in general, are safe for human consumption. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ELSEVIER en_US
dc.subject heavy metals en_US
dc.subject mollusks en_US
dc.subject cephalopods en_US
dc.subject crustaceans en_US
dc.subject fish en_US
dc.subject fish products en_US
dc.subject Cochin en_US
dc.subject Kerala en_US
dc.subject USFDA en_US
dc.subject EU en_US
dc.subject FAO en_US
dc.title Heavy metal concentrations in fish, shellfish and fish products from internal markets of India vis-a-vis international standards en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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