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A comparison of trace element concentrations in cultured and wild carp (Cyprinus carpio) of Lake Kasumigaura, Japan.

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Alam, MGM and Tanaka, A and Allinson, G and Laurenson, LJB and Stagnitti, F and Snow, ET, A comparison of trace element concentrations in cultured and wild carp (Cyprinus carpio) of Lake Kasumigaura, Japan. , Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 53, (3) pp. 348-354. ISSN 0147-6513 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0147-6513(02)00012-X

Abstract

The concentrations of 13 elements were determined in the muscle, liver, intestine, kidney, and gonads of cultured and wild carp caught at two sites in Lake Kasumigaura, Japan, between September 1994 and September 1995. Despite having a reputation for being heavily polluted, the carp were not heavily burdened with metals. Our results suggest that despite their dietary differences, the wild and cultured fish were accumulating and distributing metals in the same manner and that aquaculture practices are not increasing metal concentrations in these fish. Metal concentrations were lowest in muscle, and did not exceed established quality standards for fish. The differences in metal concentrations between cultivated and wild carp are negligible and should pose no health problems for consumers of either type of fish. © 2002 Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Field:Toxicology (incl. Clinical Toxicology)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Environmental Health
Author:Snow, ET (Associate Professor Elizabeth Snow)
ID Code:44625
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:117
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2007-06-13
Last Modified:2007-06-13
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