Assessment of Total Mercury Levels in Clarias gariepinus from the Sagua la Grande River, Cuba (2009)

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

    Abstract: 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

      • Date: 08-10-2008
      • Journal: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
      • Volume: 82
      • Issue: 1
      • Pages: 101-105
      • Publisher: Springer New York
      • Publication type: Article
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Professor David Graham
      Professor of Environmental Engineering