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Assessment of Total Mercury Levels in Clarias gariepinus from the Sagua la Grande River, Cuba

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Susana Olivares Rieumont, Professor David Graham


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Total mercury levels (Thg) were quantified in Clarias gariepinus captured from the Sagua la Grande River (Cuba) in the vicinity of an active chlor-alkali plant, and relationships among place of capture; fish size, weight, and sex; and THg levels were assessed. THg levels ranged from 67 to 375 ng/g ww in collected fish, never exceeding the Cuban recommended maximum limit for fish consumption of 500 ng/g ww. No significant correlation was observed between mercury levels and fish allometric characteristics (p

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Author(s): De La Rosa D, Lima L, Olivares-Rieumont S, Graham DW, Enriquez I, Diaz O, Bastías JM, Muñoz O

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Year: 2009

Volume: 82

Issue: 1

Pages: 101-105

ISSN (print): 0007-4861

ISSN (electronic): 1432-0800

Publisher: Springer New York


DOI: 10.1007/s00128-008-9568-5


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