COMPARISON OF HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATIONS ON EUROPEAN CHUB (Leuciscus cephalus L., 1758) FROM SARICAY CREEK AND ATIKHISAR RESERVOIR (CANAKKALE - TURKEY)


SELVİ K. , Kaya H. , Akbulut M. , Tulgar A.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.24, ss.445-450, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.445-450

Özet

The aim of this study was to evaluate some heavy metals concentration (Zn, Pb, Cd, Cu, Fe and Mn) in the water and also in gill, liver, muscle, kidney tissues of European Chub species sampled from Atikhisar Reservoir and Saricay Creek. As a result of study, it was revealed that the heavy metal levels of the water samples, taken from Saricay Creek, are statistically higher than the samples, extracted from the Atikhisar Reservoir (p<0.05). All metals, examined within the tissues of the fish from Saricay Creek were also found out to be statistically higher than the ones from Atikhisar Reservoir (p<0.05). Consequently, this research suggest that the levels of Pb, Cd and Zn, accumulated in the fish samples, which were caught from Sal-way Creek, exceed the limits that are suitable for human consumption. In conclusion, it is estimated that the fish that may be consumed from Saricay Creek may impair to human health.