Health risk assessment of heavy metals in Sarda sarda Bloch, 1793 for people through consumption from the Turkish Black Sea coasts
Levent Bat, Elif Arıcı
The concentrations of Fe, Ni, Zn, Cu, Cd, Pb, Cr, Mn, Co, Al and Hg have been measured in the edible muscle of Atlantic bonito (Sarda sarda Bloch, 1793) from Samsun and Sinop coasts of the southern Black Sea during September 2014 to December 2014. Cd, Pb, Al and Hg were not detected in the edible part of S. sarda in both coastal areas. These concentrations are lower than the maximum permissible values in European and Turkish regulation. The average weekly intakes of heavy metals per body weight values not exceeded the Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake (PTWI) established. Therefore, it may be concluded that these eleven metals should not pose any health threat to the consumers resulting from the consumption of S. sarda.