Giri, Soma and Singh, Abhay Kumar (2014) Assessment of human health risk for heavy metals in fish and shrimp collected from Subarnarekha river, India. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 24 (5). pp. 429-449.

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Five fish species and one shrimp species from the Subarnarekha river were analyzed for heavy metals using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. The geometric mean concentration of As, Cd, Cu, Fe, Pb, Ni, Zn, Cr, Co, and Sr for all the samples was found to be 0.248, 0.031, 5.16, 104.9, 0.121, 4.68, 52.2, 0.784, 0.207, and 42.86 mg kg(-1)fresh, respectively. The concentrations of metals in the fish and shrimp exceed the limits of Indian and FAO standards for food for As, Cu, Ni, Cd, and Zn in many samples. The mean target hazard quotient (THQ) values for the 10 metals were below one for all the samples; however, the maximum THQ was more than one for shrimp in case of As, Cu, and Cr. The results indicate that the concentration of metals in some species, especially shrimp, at some locations is alarming and do present an appreciable hazard risk on human health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: daily intake; hazard index; risk assessment; target hazard quotient
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 06:01
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 04:52

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