Assessment of essential elements and chemical contaminants in thirteen fish species from the Bay Aratu, Bahia, Brasil.

Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia

PubMedID: 27143069

Silva E, Viana ZC, Souza NF, Korn MG, Santos VL. Assessment of essential elements and chemical contaminants in thirteen fish species from the Bay Aratu, Bahia, Brasil. Braz J Biol. 2016;.
Concentrations of ten elements (Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb, Se, Sr, V and Zn) were determinate in muscle tissues of 13 fish species from Aratu Bay, Bahia, Brazil by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. The accuracy and precision of our results were checked by using two certified reference materials: BCR-422 cod muscle and SRM 1566b oyster tissue. The average trace element concentrations in the fish species varied in the following ranges, in µg g-1: 0. 03-0. 8 for Cr; 2. 0-33. 7 for Cu, 2. 4-135. 1 for Fe, 1. 6-25. 6 for Se; 1. 6-35. 1 for Sr; and 2. 8-40. 5 for Zn. The Diaptereus rhombeus (carapeba) specie presented the highest concentrations of Se, Cu and Fe. Chromium and Se were present at levels above the limit of tolerance allowed by the National Agency of Sanitary Vigilance (ANVISA). THE RESULTS
were also evaluated using the multivariate analysis techniques: principal component analysis (PCA) and hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA).