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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part A

Assessment of heavy metals in tissues of dried Clarias gariepinus and Oreochromis niloticus purchased from Anyigba major market, Kogi state, Nigeria


Author(s): Egbeja TI, Onoja AO, Kadiri JU and Samson MO

Abstract: Heavy metals contaminate soils, water bodies, and also the ambient environment. Dried fish, as in other foodstuffs is sold on flat trays and open baskets, which results in direct exposure to the environment. This study was aimed at assessing the heavy metal compositions of fish muscles in two dried fish species; Clarias garipinus and Orechromis niloticus purchased from Anyigba major market, Kogi State, Nigeria. Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry was used for heavy metal (cadmium, Cd; lead, Pb; chromium, Cr and copper, Cu) analysis. Data obtained were subjected to simple statistics (Anova). The mean concentration of Cr in the two dried fish species was above the maximum permissible limits as per the WHO/EPA guideline standards comparison. While the mean concentration of other metals in the fish species were below WHO/EPA limits. The possibility of Cr poisoning from prolong consumption of dried fish from Anyigba major market is inferred.

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How to cite this article:
Egbeja TI, Onoja AO, Kadiri JU, Samson MO. Assessment of heavy metals in tissues of dried Clarias gariepinus and Oreochromis niloticus purchased from Anyigba major market, Kogi state, Nigeria. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(5):14-18.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies