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Heavy Metals in Tissues of Blue Crabs Callinectes danae from a Subtropical Protected Estuary Influenced by Mining Residues

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Bordon, Isabella C. [1] ; Joviano, Willian Reina [2] ; de Medeiros, Aline Maria Zigiotto [3] ; de Campos, Bruno Galvao [1] ; Araujo, Giuliana Seraphim de [1] ; Gusso-Choueri, Paloma Kachel [1] ; Preto, Mayra de Freitas [1] ; Favaro, Deborah Ines Teixeira [4] ; Abessa, Denis Moledo de Souza [1]
Total Authors: 9
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, NEPEA, Campus Litoral Paulista, BR-11330900 Sao Vicente, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Ciencias Biomed ICB I, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 1524, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Ctr Nacl Pesquisa Energia & Mat, Lab Nacl Nanotecnol, R Giuseppe Maximo Scolfaro 10000, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[4] IPEN Nucl & Energy Res Inst, Res Reactor Ctr, Prof Lineu Prestes 2242, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; v. 104, n. 4 MAR 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

This short note aims to report in detail a preliminary assessment of the concentrations of Cd, Hg and Pb in tissues of blue crabs Callinectes danae collected from the Cananeia-Iguape-Peruibe estuarine complex (CIP), in the South of Sao Paulo State coast, Brazil. In October 2014, blue crabs were collected from CIP. Tissues were removed by dissection and metal determination was performed by GF-AAS and CV-AAS. According to statistical analysis, Pb and Cd concentrations in gills were significantly higher than those found in muscles and hepatopancreas, respectively. There were no significant differences in Hg concentrations between samples. Cd, Hg and Pb concentrations in gills and hepatopancreas were lower than those reported in a previous study performed at CIP. However, Cd concentration in hepatopancreas was higher than the Brazilian limit for consumption and new efforts to monitor Cd concentrations in C. danae tissues must be performed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/01576-6 - Assessment of the effects of exposure to Pb through respiration and feeding in blue crabs Callinectes danae
Grantee:Isabella Cristina da Costa Leal Bordon
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate