Heavy metals contamination of commercial fish foodstuff - potential health risks on human consumers

Aurelia Meghea1, Alina Murariu1, Cristina Tanase2, Eleonora Codorean2

1 Polytechnica university of Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, 1 Polizu Street, 011061, 1st District, Bucharest, Romania
2 National Institute of Pathology Victor Babes, 99-101 Splaiul Independentei Street, 050096, 5st District, Bucharest, Romania


Human exposure to heavy metals requires special surveillance measures on these elements in human body in order to detect a relation between heavy metal exposure and adverse health effects. The aim of this paper is focused on biomonitoring contamination with heavy metals in fish foodstuffs and in blood, and corroboration of contaminant levels with immunotoxicological effects on target groups of consumers. The final goal is to establish some recommendations on human diet with fish foodstuff in order to assure a significant improvement in food safety.


Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS); heavy metals contamination; toxicological effects

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