Evaluation Of Mercury And Lead In Edible Tissue Of Red Mullet From Retail Shops, Tirana
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Keywords:Heavy metals, red mullet, Mullus barbatus, muscle tissue, mercury, lead
These study aims to evaluate the concentration levels of mercury and lead in edible tissue of Red mullet (Mullus barbatus) with different size. Fish samples were collected from the retail fresh fish shops of Tirana whereas a total of 82 sample muscle tissue were evaluated by using atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS). The results of the investigation showed that, mercury and lead concentration levels does not showed any significant statistical difference (p>0.05) between fish sample size of Red mullet. According to the results concentration levels of mercury and lead resulted within the maximum permitted levels for human consumption set by EC legislation.
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