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 Ahmad, Ismail 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 . pp. 569-575. ISSN 0308-8146

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0308-8146(03)00280-2

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 (mg/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.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Heavy metals, Perna viridis, West coast of Peninsular Malasia
Subject:Heavy metals - Analysis
Subject:Mussels
Subject:Toxicity
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Science
Publisher:Elsevier
DOI Number:10.1016/S0308-8146(03)00280-2
ID Code:8707
Deposited By: Samsida Samsudin
Deposited On:15 Dec 2010 04:08
Last Modified:15 Dec 2010 04:10

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