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Evaluation of Metal Concentrations in Mussel M. galloprovincialis in the Dardanelles Strait, Turkey in Regard of Safe Human Consumption


Concentrations of the elements were evaluated for the first time in Mytilus galloprovincialis in the Dardanelles (Canakkale Strait-Turkey). The concentration of elements were measured in samples collected in 2007, 2008 and 2009, while the concentrations of Fe and Ni were evaluated in samples taken in 2009. The maximum concentrations of Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Zn, Fe, and Ni were found to be 1.59, 6.04, 12.01, 6.03, 319.6, 402.79, and 3.52 mg/kg, respectively. In terms of the nutritional aspect, taking into account the values recommended by world health authorities, the concentration of elements can generally be considered not to be at levels posing a health risk.

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Çayır, A., Coşkun, M. & Coşkun, M. Evaluation of Metal Concentrations in Mussel M. galloprovincialis in the Dardanelles Strait, Turkey in Regard of Safe Human Consumption. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 89, 91–95 (2012).

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  • Mussel
  • Dardanelles
  • Heavy metals
  • Mytilus galloprovincialis