Trace metal concentrations in Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus) in three catchments, Sri Lanka

Allinson, G., Salzman, S., Turoczy, N., Nishikawa, M., Amarasinghe, U., Nirbadha, K. and De Silva, S. 2009, Trace metal concentrations in Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus) in three catchments, Sri Lanka, Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology, vol. 82, no. 3, pp. 389-394, doi: 10.1007/s00128-008-9580-9.

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Title Trace metal concentrations in Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus) in three catchments, Sri Lanka
Author(s) Allinson, G.
Salzman, S.ORCID iD for Salzman, S.
Turoczy, N.
Nishikawa, M.
Amarasinghe, U.
Nirbadha, K.
De Silva, S.ORCID iD for De Silva, S.
Journal name Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology
Volume number 82
Issue number 3
Start page 389
End page 394
Total pages 6
Publisher Springer
Place of publication N.Y., N.Y.
Publication date 2009-03
ISSN 0007-4861
Keyword(s) Sri Lanka
artisanal fisheries
Summary Samples of the muscle and liver of the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) were obtained from a single reservoir in each of three Sri Lankan catchments (Kaudulla, Rajanganaya, and Udawalawe reservoirs in the Mahaweli, Kala Oya, and Walawe Ganga river basins, respectively) in 2002. The concentrations of 12 elements were consistently detected in the tilapia muscle and liver (Ca, Cd, Cu, Fe, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Na, P, Sr and Zn). However, a three factorial principal components analysis suggested that there were no differences in the metal profiles (range of elements and concentration) of the fish obtained from any of the three reservoirs, although the chemistries of each tissue (muscle and liver) were different. Metal concentrations were below WHO and Food Standards Australia and New Zealand guideline values, and substantial quantities of tilapia would need to be consumed each week on a regular basis to exceed intake limits (e.g. more than 1.5 kg to exceed intake lits for Cu), suggesting consumption of tilapia from these reservoirs poses little risk to human health.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s00128-008-9580-9
Field of Research 030499 Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
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