Evaluation of heavy metals in fishes (Cyprinus carpio and Barbus plebejus) of Bedirkale Dam lake, Turkey


Karatas M.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.20, no.7, pp.5741-5744, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.5741-5744

Abstract

The level of heavy metals in two commercially important fishes (Cyprinus carpio and Barbus plebejus), water and sediments of Bedirkale Dam lake were determined using standard methods. The concentrations of the tested heavy metals were within the acceptable standards. The concentration ranges will not pose any serious threat to the life of biota or man as a consumer.