Niveles de plomo y mercurio en muestras de carne de pescado importado y local

  • Ortega M
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Abstract

Piscivorous fish concentrate heavy metals in their body, so are the main source of contamination in humans. Given the serious consequences of poisoning, eleven fish meat samples were taken in Villavicencio (Colombia) to determine levels of lead and mercury. Eight samples were from imported frozen fish, three of which came from China and five from Vietnam. The other three samples were fresh fish obtained in local markets. Mercury was detected in four of the eleven samples, none of which exceeded the maximum permitted level for fish meat in Colombia. Lead was not detected in any sample. It is recommended to carry out research on mercury levels in fish and riverine populations of the

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Ortega, M. (2014). Niveles de plomo y mercurio en muestras de carne de pescado importado y local. Pediatría, 47(3), 51–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0120-4912(15)30135-x

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