publication . Article . 2005

Heavy metals in commercial fish in New Jersey

Joanna Burger; Michael Gochfeld;
  • Published: 10 May 2005 Journal: Environmental Research, volume 99, pages 403-412 (issn: 0013-9351, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Levels of contaminants in fish are of particular interest because of the potential risk to humans who consume them. While attention has focused on self-caught fish, most of the fish eaten by the American public comes from commercial sources. We sampled 11 types of fish and shellfish obtained from supermarkets and specialty fish markets in New Jersey and analyzed them for arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury, and selenium. We test the null hypothesis that metal levels do not vary among fish types, and we consider whether the levels of any metals could harm the fish themselves or their predators or pose a health risk for human consumers. There were...
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free text keywords: Biochemistry, General Environmental Science, Environmental protection, Diversity of fish, Flounder, biology.organism_classification, biology, Shellfish, Mercury (element), chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Cadmium, Tuna, Fishery, Predation, Yellowfin tuna
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
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