Evaluation Of Mercury And Lead In Edible Tissue Of Red Mullet From Retail Shops, Tirana


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Authors

  • Enkeleda Ozuni Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania
  • Luljeta Dhaskali Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania
  • Doriana Beqiraj Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania
  • Egon Andoni Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.59287/icsis.613

Keywords:

Heavy metals, red mullet, Mullus barbatus, muscle tissue, mercury, lead

Abstract

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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Published

2023-04-14

How to Cite

Ozuni, E., Dhaskali, L., Beqiraj, D., & Andoni, E. (2023). Evaluation Of Mercury And Lead In Edible Tissue Of Red Mullet From Retail Shops, Tirana. International Conference on Scientific and Innovative Studies, 1(1), 279–281. https://doi.org/10.59287/icsis.613