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Trends in Applied Sciences Research
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 603-606
DOI: 10.3923/tasr.2014.603.606
 
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Assessment of Heavy Metals in Water and Fish from Ibrahim Adamu Lake, Jigawa, Nigeria

F. Sambo, M. Haruna, S. Idris, S. Mohd and A. Nasir

Abstract:
The study was conducted to assess the levels of heavy metals in water and the flesh of tilapia (Oreochromics niloticus). Water and tilapia were sampled for a period of 12 months from October, 2003 to September, 2004. Water and muscle tissue were analyzed for Cu, Cr, Pb and Zn using flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The assessment showed Cr (3.35 mg L-1), Cu (0.75 mg L-1) Pb (0.81 mg L-1) in water while Cr (2.27 mg kg-1) and Pb (0.27 mg kg-1) were found to be high in the tissue samples and were above the values recommended by WHO and the Food Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and therefore, not safe for human consumption.
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F. Sambo, M. Haruna, S. Idris, S. Mohd and A. Nasir, 2014. Assessment of Heavy Metals in Water and Fish from Ibrahim Adamu Lake, Jigawa, Nigeria. Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 9: 603-606.

DOI: 10.3923/tasr.2014.603.606

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=tasr.2014.603.606

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