Determination of trace metal levels in seven fish species in lakes in Tokat, Turkey

Mendil D., Uluozlu O., Hasdemir E., Tuzen M., Sari H., Suicmez M.

FOOD CHEMISTRY, vol.90, pp.175-179, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2004.03.039
  • Journal Name: FOOD CHEMISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-179
  • Keywords: trace metals, fish species, atomic absorption spectrometry, HEAVY-METALS, MAJOR CATIONS, WATER, SEDIMENTS, POLLUTION, CADMIUM
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


The concentrations of trace metals in seven fish species collected from some lakes in Tokat, Turkey were determined using flame and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry after microwave digestion methods. The average metal concentrations in the seven fish species varied in the following ranges: Fe, 64.3-197; Mn, 11.7-72.9; Zn, 11.9-38.6; Cu, 1.0-4.1; Pb, 0.7-2.4; Cr, 0.6-1.6; Ni, 1.2-3.4; Cd, 0.1-1.2 mug/g. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.