Heavy metal (Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn) concentrations in the green-lipped mussel Perna viridis (Linnaeus) collected from some wild and aquacultural sites in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia

Yap, Chee Kong and Ismail, Ahmad and Tan, Soon Guan (2004) Heavy metal (Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn) concentrations in the green-lipped mussel Perna viridis (Linnaeus) collected from some wild and aquacultural sites in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Food Chemistry, 84 (4). pp. 569-575. ISSN 0308-8146

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Abstract

The green-lipped mussel Perna viridis (L.), collected from nine (four wild and five aquacultural) sites between 1999 and 2001, off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, were analysed for cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn). The concentrations (μg/g dry weight) of these heavy metals ranged from 0.68 to 1.25 for Cd, 7.76 to 20.1 for Cu, 2.51 to 8.76 for Pb and 75.1 to 129 for Zn. These levels should result in no acute toxicities of the metals since they are lower than the permissible limits for human consumption. In addition, these metal concentrations are also considered to be low when compared with regional data using P. viridis as a biomonitoring agent. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Heavy metals; Perna viridis; West coast of Peninsular Malaysia
Subject:Heavy metals - Bioaccumulation - Malaysia
Subject:Mussels - Effect of heavy metals on - Malaysia
Subject:Food - Composition
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
Publisher:Elsevier
DOI Number:10.1016/S0308-8146(03)00280-2
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Deposited By: Azwana Abdul Rahman
Deposited On:30 Nov 2011 05:02
Last Modified:30 Nov 2011 05:02

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