Analysis of trace elements (cu, cd, and zn) in the muscle, gill, and liver tissues of some fish species using anodic stripping voltammetry

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Volume 11 - Number 184

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Heavy metal (Cu, Cd, Zn) concentration of the muscle, gill, and liver of Otolithes rubber, Pampus argenteus, Parastromateus niger, Scomberomorus commerson, and Onchorynchus mykiss are determined by anodic stripping voltammetry method. The results show that the concentration of Cu, Cd, and Zn varied between 0.44 and not detected, 0.585 and 0.001, and 0.450 and 0.005 mu g/g, respectively. It is interesting that in O. mykiss, the mean value of copper concentration was more than other marine organisms of this study, while in P. niger, the mean value of copper was minimum. The results of this study indicate that in the different tissues of fish species (O. rubber, P. argenteus, P. niger, S. commerson, and O. mykiss), the concentrations of Cu, Cd, and Zn were significantly lower than the permissible FAO/WHO levels.