Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Spotted Babylon Snail (Babylonia areolata Link, 1807), Karachi Coast, Pakistan

Ramzy A. Yousif, Shakil Ahmed, Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Farzana Siddiq, Sara Ayub, Sabah Zafar

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Abstract

Background and Objective: The release of metals in the aquatic environment is a great concern to the whole world as it has a great impact on the environment. In the current research, muscle samples were examined to evaluate the heavy metal amounts (Aluminum[Al], Lead [Pb], zinc [Zn], copper [Cu] and cadmium [Cd]). Materials and Methods: All samples were divided into two groups according to the weight group A (5 g) and were explored with the Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES). Results: The average estimated levels of Al, Pb, Zn, Cu and Cd in the muscle of group A were 4.71±1.62, 0.46±0.21, 27.06±9.24, 9.40±1.27 and 0.23±0.05 μg g–1, respectively. Moreover, the average amount of the above metals concentrations in muscle for group B were 10.17±2.10, 0.73±0.20, 71.09±23.52, 11.29±7.15 and 0.32±0.05 μg g–1, respectively. The correlation between the different size groups and metals accumulation in muscle tissues were explored for both groups. Conclusion: The analyses indicated that Al, Pb, Zn, Cu and Cd buildups in muscle tissues of Babylonia areolata collected from Karachi Fish Harbour Pakistan did not surpass limit values.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Applied Sciences
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StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

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