Heavy Metals in Frozen and Canned Marine Fish of Korea

Authors

  • M. M. Islam Department of Fisheries, University of Dhaka
  • S. Bang International Environmental Research Center (IERC), Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Korea
  • Kyoung-Woong Kim International Environmental Research Center (IERC), Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Korea
  • M. K. Ahmed Department of Fisheries, University of Dhaka
  • M. Jannat Department of Fisheries, University of Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v2i3.4667

Keywords:

Heavy metals, Marine fish, Korea

Abstract

Heavy metal contaminants in fish are of particular interest because of the potential risk to humans who consume them. The edible muscles of eight different species of fishes were analyzed by ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy) for heavy metals, collected from Market in Gwangju, Korea during April-May in 2008. The concentrations of Hg, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn varied between 0.24±0.007 - 0.01±0.001, 44.54±5.69 - 1.23±0.20, 0.13±0.05 – ND (not detected), 1.32±0.47 - 0.09± 0.02, 3.13±2.53 - 0.63±0.06, 107.17±28.02 - 11.27±1.56, 12.38±1.23 - 0.25±0.02, 1.025±1.41 - 0.12±0.09, 0.74±0.28 - 0.05±0.03 and 80.30±17.09 - 22.35±6.89 mg/kg, respectively. The concentrations of arsenic and nickel exceeded the maximum allowable intake level.

 

Keywords: Heavy metals; Marine fish; Korea.

 

© 2010 JSR Publications. ISSN: 2070-0237 (Print); 2070-0245 (Online). All rights reserved.

 DOI: 10.3329/jsr.v2i3.4667              J. Sci. Res. 2 (3), 551-557 (2010)

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Author Biographies

M. M. Islam, Department of Fisheries, University of Dhaka

Assistant Professor

Department of Fisheries

University of Dhaka

S. Bang, International Environmental Research Center (IERC), Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Korea

International Environmental Research Center (IERC),

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Korea

Kyoung-Woong Kim, International Environmental Research Center (IERC), Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Korea

International Environmental Research Center (IERC),

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Korea

M. K. Ahmed, Department of Fisheries, University of Dhaka

Associate Professor

Department of Fisheries

University of Dhaka

M. Jannat, Department of Fisheries, University of Dhaka

Lecturer

Department of Fisheries

University of Dhaka

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Published

2010-08-24

How to Cite

Islam, M. M., Bang, S., Kim, K.-W., Ahmed, M. K., & Jannat, M. (2010). Heavy Metals in Frozen and Canned Marine Fish of Korea. Journal of Scientific Research, 2(3), 549. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v2i3.4667

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Section B: Chemical and Biological Sciences