Concentrations of heavy metals in oysters from the coastline of Northern Territory, Australia

Nazeem Perzada, Anna Padovan, Mick Guinea

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    Abstract

    The concentrations of five metals in oysters from ten locations along the Northern Territory coastline were determined during the dry season of 1989. The measured concentrations of iron, cadmium, zinc, manganese and copper in oysers were 11.6-274, 0.17-9.1, 4.79-735, 0.25-69.85 and nd-70.2 mug g-1 wet weight. The level of cadmium exceeded the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommended limit al five sites. The largest fluctuation occurred in zinc and cadmium while the other metals displayed much less variation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)101-107
    Number of pages7
    JournalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
    Volume28
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1993

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