International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2020, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part A
Water pollution of heavy metals and its effects on fishesAuthor(s):
Sana Fatima, Muhammad Muzammal, Aqsa Rehman, Saqib Ali Rustam, Zainab Shehzadi, Asmat Mehmood and Muhammad WaqarAbstract:
Water is the most important need; human activities have made it polluted and harmful for life in the water as well as on land. One of the most important pollutants is heavy metals when these HM are present in the water, they can accumulate in fishes and pose a harmful threat to their health. Urbanization and industrialization have led the aquatic system to be polluted by these HM and are affecting the balance of ecosystem and diversity of aquatic life. In water, Zn, Pb, and Ni are the dominant pollutants while Zn is also a major pollutant in sediments. Many hazardous effects are caused by heavy metals on fishes like deformities, metabolic problems, kidney diseases, liver problems, tumors, reproductive loss, and behavioral changes. Fishes are included in the human diet thus these pollutants also indirectly affect human health.Pages: 06-14 | 569 Views 84 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Sana Fatima, Muhammad Muzammal, Aqsa Rehman, Saqib Ali Rustam, Zainab Shehzadi, Asmat Mehmood, Muhammad Waqar. Water pollution of heavy metals and its effects on fishes. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(3):06-14.