Heavy metal in fish: Analysis and human health-a review

Azman, Azid and Mohd Khairul Amri, Kamarudin and Mohd Ekhwan, Toriman (2015) Heavy metal in fish: Analysis and human health-a review. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (1). pp. 61-69. ISSN 01279696

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Living organisms require trace amounts of heavy metals, including cobalt, copper, manganese and zincto survive. However, the excessive levels of the metal can be detrimental to the organism. Other heavy metals such as mercury, lead and cadmium have no vital on organisms, and their accumulation in long time period in the bodies can cause serious illness or death. The consumption of fish is recommended because fish is a basic and good nutritious food that has omega-3 fatty acids due to its cardio-protective effects. This present mini-review accounts for the description of heavy metal in fish and the effect of toxic metals on the human health. Besides, the acid digestion method wasalso discussed in order to identify the best method for applyingin the laboratory analysis. The bestmethod used can reduce the contamination error in the results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy metal, fish consumption, acid digestion method, toxic metal, human health
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Syahmi Manaf
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2022 05:03
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 05:03
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/6800

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