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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2004.03.039
  • Title of Journal : FOOD CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-179
  • Keywords: trace metals, fish species, atomic absorption spectrometry, HEAVY-METALS, MAJOR CATIONS, WATER, SEDIMENTS, POLLUTION, CADMIUM


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.