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dc.creatorMilenković, Biljana
dc.creatorStajić, Jelena M.
dc.creatorStojić, Nataša
dc.creatorPucarevic, Mira
dc.creatorŠtrbac, Snežana
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-28T11:14:04Z
dc.date.available2021-04-29
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0045-6535
dc.identifier.urihttp://cer.ihtm.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/2944
dc.description.abstractDespite the existence of a legislation regarding food contaminants, food safety control in Serbia is a matter of great concern. This study investigates the radioactivity levels and heavy metal concentrations in fish and seafood commercially available in Serbian markets. Domestic fish species (caught in the Danube River)and fishery products imported from Europe, Asia and America were analyzed. The content of natural radionuclides and 137 Cs were investigated by gamma spectrometry. Activity concentration of 40 K was measured in the range of 44–165 Bq kg −1 ; low levels of 137 Cs were detected in two samples (2.8 and 3.0 Bq kg −1 ), while concentrations of 226 Ra and 232 Th were below minimal detectable values. Concentrations of heavy metals (Cd, Hg and Pb)were determined using ICP-OES method. Cd concentration ranged from 0.01 to 0.81 mg kg −1 in sea fish and from 0.01 to 0.03 mg kg −1 in freshwater fish. Hg concentrations were in the range of 0.01–1.47 mg kg −1 ; the highest value was measured in the predator fish - shark. The highest level of Pb (6.56 mg kg −1 )was detected in a blue sea fish (Atlantic mackerel). The health risks associated with the intake of heavy metals and radionuclides via fish consumption were evaluated. The results indicate that fish and seafood consumption do not pose a significant health concern in the case of the usual consumption rate which is typical for the population of Serbia. However, a highly frequent consumption of fishery products can have adverse health effects, especially due to Hg and Pb contamination.
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/171021/RS//en
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/176006/RS//en
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/176019/RS//en
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (IIR or III)/43004/RS//en
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dc.sourceChemosphereen
dc.titleEvaluation of heavy metals and radionuclides in fish and seafood productsen
dc.typearticleen
dc.rights.licenseBY-NC-NDen
dcterms.abstractСтајиц, Јелена М.; Стојиц, Натаса; Миленковиц, Биљана; Пуцаревиц, Мира; Стрбац, Снезана;
dc.rights.holderElsevier BV
dc.citation.volume229
dc.citation.spage324
dc.citation.epage331
dc.citation.rankM21~
dc.description.otherThis is peer-reviewed version of the article: Biljana Milenkovic, Jelena M. Stajic, Natasa Stojic, Mira Pucarevic, Snezana Strbac, Chemosphere 2019, 229, 324-331, doi: [https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.04.189]
dc.description.other[http://cer.ihtm.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/2943]
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.04.189
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85065831867
dc.identifier.wos000471087400034
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