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Cadmium, Iron, Lead and Mercury Bioaccumulation in Abu Mullet, Liza abu, Different Tissues from Karoun and Karkheh Rivers, Khozestan, Iran

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Lead, mercury, cadmium and iron concentration in following tissues: muscle, liver and gill of Liza abu in Karoun and Kharkheh were measured. Karoun and Kharkheh are important rivers in Iran. Significant variation in metal values were evaluated using Student’s t test at p < 0.05. Result showed that maximum concentration of metals were recorded in gill tissues. Iron concentration was higher than lead, cadmium and mercury in different organs (p < 0.05). The level of metals Cd, Hg, Fe in different tissues of Karoun river was higher than Karkheh river (p < 0.05). Metals level in different tissue were upper than WHO standard.

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Askary Sary, A., Beheshti, M. Cadmium, Iron, Lead and Mercury Bioaccumulation in Abu Mullet, Liza abu, Different Tissues from Karoun and Karkheh Rivers, Khozestan, Iran. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 88, 158–161 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-011-0476-8

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Keywords

  • Metals
  • Liza abu
  • Karoun
  • Karkheh