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Title: Evaluating health risks posed by heavy metals to humans consuming blood cockles (Anadara granosa) from the Upper Gulf of Thailand
Authors: Suntorn Sudsandee
Kraichat Tantrakarnapa
Prapin Tharnpoophasiam
Yanin Limpanont
Ratchaneekorn Mingkhwan
Suwalee Worakhunpiset
Mahidol University
Keywords: Environmental Science
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2017
Citation: Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Vol.24, No.17 (2017), 14605-14615
Abstract: © 2017, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. There is global concern about heavy metal contamination in the environment. Adverse health effects can be caused by heavy metals in contaminated food and water. Therefore, environmental monitoring studies and risk assessments should be conducted periodically. In this study, we measured levels of Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn in blood cockles (Anadara granosa) collected from three locations in the Upper Gulf of Thailand. Hazard quotients and hazard indices were calculated to evaluate the health risks posed by heavy metals in consumed blood cockles. Heavy metal concentrations in all of the blood cockle samples were lower than the relevant food standards. The hazard quotients and hazard indices were <1 in all three sampling areas, indicating that adverse health effects were not likely to be caused by exposure to heavy metals in blood cockles over a human lifetime.
ISSN: 16147499
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2016-2017

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