TITLE

Heavy Metal Concentrations in Tissues of Wild Boar of Continental Croatia

AUTHOR(S)
Bilandžić, Nina; Sedak, Marija; Đokić3, Maja; Šimić4, Branimir
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
International Journal of Environmental Protection;Jun2012, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Concentrations of heavy metals Cd, Hg and Pb were studied in the kidney and muscle tissues of free-living wild boars from three regions of continental Croatia. Significant iinterregional differences in kidney and muscle for Cd and Pb concentrations were determined. On the other hand, all three studied regions had similar concentrations of Hg in muscle and kidney. Obtained Cd concentrations were higher than those found in other countries. However, Pb levels shown lower values in comparison to other studies. Toxic elements levels, especially Cd in kidney of wild boar, suggest a detailed investigation of physiological and environmental factors contributing to animal contamination and an intensified control of meat and elimination of organ from human nutrition.
ACCESSION #
83173241

 

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