Chapter 49

Heavy Metals in Fish from the Mediterranean Sea

Potential Impact on Diet

Chiara Copat, MSc, PhD; Gea Oliveri Conti, MSc, PhD; Roberto Fallico, MD fallico@unict.t; Salvatore Sciacca, MD sciacca@unict.t; Margherita Ferrante, MD    Department of Hygiene and Public Health “G.F. Ingrassia,” Laboratory of Environmental Hygiene and Food (LIAA), University of Catania, Catania, Italy.


Heavy metals are widespread environmental pollutants of both natural and anthropogenic origin, while body burden has been decreasing in more developed countries due to the improvement in abatement techniques. The most recent scientific literature concerning the levels of As, Cd, Hg, and Pb in fish ...

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