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Heavy metal concentrations in commercially valuable fishes with health hazard inference from Karnaphuli river, Bangladesh

Publication Date - 2019-11-23 00:00:00

Publication Title : Heavy metal concentrations in commercially valuable fishes with health hazard inference from Karnaphuli river, Bangladesh

Publicationed By : Dr. Md Saiful Islam

Publication Publication Date : 2019-11-23 00:00:00

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Heavy metals contamination is a serious threat for the toxicity and bioaccumulation in food chain. Aquatic environment contamination has become a global concern because they have toxic effects on fishes. The concentration of heavy metals like arsenic (As), chromium (Cr), cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) in commercially fishes (Tenualosa ilisha, Gudusia chapra, tolithoides pama, Setipinna phasa, Harpadon nehereus, Polynemus paradiseus, Sillaginopsis panijus and Pampus chinensis) collected from Karnaphuli River in Bangladesh were (fish muscles) assessed with health risk during summer and winter season. These heavy metals are toxic in nature and can come to human food chain through fish consumption. The mean concentration of As, Cr, Cd and Pb was found 1.59, 0.73, 0.41 and 1.13 mg/kg in summer and 1.81, 0.92, 0.52 and 1.45 mg/kg in winter, respectively. Cr and Pb concentration of all fish species were found to be higher than Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/(WHO) tolerable concentration assuming these metal pose risk to human. The hazard quotients value of heavy metals in Harpadon nehereus was found higher than one resulting non-carcinogenic risk for consumption of this fishes. Carcinogenic risk value for As and Pb were remaining 10E-6 to 10E-4 indicating continuously consumption of studied fish samples may cause cancer risk.

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