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Health risk assessment of heavy metals via consumption of bivalves species in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia


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Budin, Kamsia and Praveena, Sarva Mangala and Sakari, Mahyar and Hassan, Suriani and Ibrahim, Elya Izzati (2013) Health risk assessment of heavy metals via consumption of bivalves species in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. In: International Conference on Environmental Forensics 2013, 11-14 Nov. 2013, Marriot Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia. (pp. 585-590).

Abstract / Synopsis

Bivalve organisms are more vulnerable to a variety of aquatic pollution. It has high adaptability to various levels of contaminations. It can accumulate pollutants such as heavy metal in its tissues and cause major concern on potential risk of heavy metal especially to the consumers. The objectives of this study were to determine heavy metal (Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd) concentrations in five most consumed and popular bivalve species among Kota Kinabalu community and to compare with the Food Regulation Malaysia (1985) and Food and Agriculture Organization. Five most consumed bivalves species are Meretrix meretrix (Kepah), Anadara granosa (Kerang), Tridacna squamosa (Kima), Polymesoda erosa (Lokan) and Crassostrea gigas (Tiram). Health risk associated with these heavy metals in the five bivalves species were estimated based on target quotients (THQs). The results indicated that the metal concentrations in the bivalves ranged from 3.21 to 36.22 mg/kg for Cu, 28.62–1771.12 mg/kg for Zn, 0.20–3.43 mg/kg for Pb and 0.44–7.27 mg/kg for Cd. These concentrations were significantly correlated with species and the size of bivalves. Some of the heavy metal concentrations exceeded the permissible level by Food Regulation Malaysia (1985) and Food and Agriculture Organization. However, based on the THQs value for adults, only metal concentrations in Crassostrea gigas (Tiram) exceeded, which indicates potential health risks associated with the consumption of this species.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4560-70-2_104
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Bivalves; Heavy metals; Health risk; Target hazard quotients (THQs)
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2017 17:44
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 17:44
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/55816
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