Journal of Marine Biology & Oceanography ISSN: 2324-8661

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Research Article, J Mar Biol Oceanogr Vol: 2 Issue: 3

Human Health Hazard due to Metal Uptake via Fish Consumption from Coastal and Fresh Water Waters in Eastern India Along the Bay of Bengal

Bhupander Kumar1*, Virendra Kumar Verma1, Ashish Kumar Naskar2, Paromita Chakraborty3 and Rita Shah2
1Central Pollution Control Board, East Arjun Nagar, Delhi-110032, India
2Central Pollution Control Board, Southern Conclave, 502, Rajdanga Main Road, Kolkata-700107, India
3SRM Research Institute, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu-603203, India
Corresponding author : Bhupander Kumar
Central Pollution Control Board, East Arjun Nagar, Delhi-110032, India
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Received: July 27, 2013 Accepted: August 30, 2013 Published: September 05, 2013
Citation: Bhupander Kumar, Virendra Kumar V, Ashish Kumar N, Paromita C, Rita S (2013) Human Health Hazard due to Metal Uptake via Fish Consumption from Coastal and Fresh Water Waters in Eastern India Along the Bay of Bengal. J Mar Biol Oceanogr 2:3. doi:10.4172/2324-8661.1000115

Abstract

Human Health Hazard due to Metal Uptake via Fish Consumption from Coastal and Fresh Water Waters in Eastern India Along the Bay of Bengal

Concentrations of copper, zinc, manganese, and iron were determined in muscle tissue of coastal fish (Pumpus argentius, Tenulosa ilisha and Rastrelliger kanagurta) and fresh water fish (Hypophthalmichthys molithrix and Cirhinnus mrigela) samples from West Bengal, India, for assessing the potential health risk to human population. The concentrations of Cu, Zn, Mn and Fe in coastal fish muscles were ranged between 0.79-4.0 mg kg-1 dw, 5-29 mg kg-1 dw, 0.50-5.0 mg kg-1 dw and 20-75 mg kg-1 dw, respectively, and in fresh water fish, they were in the ranges of 5.0-28 mg kg-1 dw, 33-51 mg kg-1 dw, 2.0-6.0 mg kg-1 dw and 38- 110 mg kg-1 dw, respectively. The pattern of metals accumulation was in order of Fe > Zn > Cu > Mn. The results showed that the concentrations of metals in studied fish muscles were all lower than recommended guideline values.

Keywords: Fish muscle; Metals; Daily intake; PTWI, Health hazard quotient

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