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Title: Correlations between lead, cadmium, copper, zinc, and iron concentrations in frozen tuna fish

Abstract

The presence of metallic pollutants in marine ecosystems has promoted wide research plans in order to evaluate pollution levels in marine organisms. However, little is known concerning environmental and physiological processes that regulate the concentration of trace metals in marine organisms. Even though the toxicity of lead and cadmium is well established, copper, zinc and iron are considered as essential elements for mammals. Little is known about heavy metals, other than mercury, concentrations in fresh and frozen tuna fish. Fifty samples obtained at the entrance of a canning factory in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Results were treated by applying the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences compiled and linked in the software of a Digital VAX/VMS 11/780 computer.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of La Laguna, Spain
OSTI Identifier:
5421223
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 36:4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CADMIUM COMPOUNDS; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; COPPER COMPOUNDS; IRON COMPOUNDS; LEAD COMPOUNDS; TUNA; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; ZINC COMPOUNDS; MUSCLES; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; FISHES; SPECTROSCOPY; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; VERTEBRATES; 560305* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Vertebrates- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Galindo, L., Hardisson, A., and Montelongo, F.G. Correlations between lead, cadmium, copper, zinc, and iron concentrations in frozen tuna fish. United States: N. p., 1986. Web. doi:10.1007/BF01623556.
Galindo, L., Hardisson, A., & Montelongo, F.G. Correlations between lead, cadmium, copper, zinc, and iron concentrations in frozen tuna fish. United States. doi:10.1007/BF01623556.
Galindo, L., Hardisson, A., and Montelongo, F.G. Tue . "Correlations between lead, cadmium, copper, zinc, and iron concentrations in frozen tuna fish". United States. doi:10.1007/BF01623556.
@article{osti_5421223,
title = {Correlations between lead, cadmium, copper, zinc, and iron concentrations in frozen tuna fish},
author = {Galindo, L. and Hardisson, A. and Montelongo, F.G.},
abstractNote = {The presence of metallic pollutants in marine ecosystems has promoted wide research plans in order to evaluate pollution levels in marine organisms. However, little is known concerning environmental and physiological processes that regulate the concentration of trace metals in marine organisms. Even though the toxicity of lead and cadmium is well established, copper, zinc and iron are considered as essential elements for mammals. Little is known about heavy metals, other than mercury, concentrations in fresh and frozen tuna fish. Fifty samples obtained at the entrance of a canning factory in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Results were treated by applying the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences compiled and linked in the software of a Digital VAX/VMS 11/780 computer.},
doi = {10.1007/BF01623556},
journal = {Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 36:4,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {4}
}