Detection of Formalin in Fish Samples Collected from Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Fish is an important food stuff and source of protein all over the world. In Bangladesh fisheries sector contributes a lot in case of earning foreign currency and meeting domestic need of animal protein. To meet the domestic need Bangladesh imports fish and fish products from neighboring countries. But it is evident from several studies that fish items in Bangladesh contain formalin which is a highly hazardous and carcinogenic chemical. An attempt was taken to detect the extent of formalin use in fish available in Dhaka city. From five different local markets five species of fishes were collected and presence of formalin was detected using the “formalin detection kit in fish” developed by Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR). The study indicates that 70% Rui fish is formalin contaminated and almost 50% of fish samples contain formalin.
Key words: Formaldehyde; BCSIR; Formalin detection kit; Carcinogen; Fisheries; Livestock.
SJPS 2011; 4(1): 49-52
Each author must agree to this statement
Authorship: This manuscript is the original work of the authors, each of whom has read and approved of the work. Each author satisfied the requirements contained in 'Author Guidelines' having participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. This participation includes:
- Conception or design of the study, or analysis and interpretation of data, or both
- Drafting the article or revising it for critically important intellectual content
- Approval of the final 'to be published' version
All authors must take responsibility for the integrity of the work. Participating solely in the collection of data does not justify authorship.
Prior publication: This work is not currently under consideration by any other journal. Information about prior publication of any part of this work, or inclusion of patients detailed herein in any other work, has been provided in the cover letter.
Conflict of interest: Details of any financial or other relationship between any author and any other party that may lead to a conflict of interest with the subject or any materials mentioned in this article have been disclosed in the cover letter.