Risk assessment of mercury and methyl mercury intake via sardine and Swordfish consumption in Algeria

 
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Risk assessment of mercury and methyl mercury intake via sardine and Swordfish consumption in Algeria (EN)

Mehouel, Fetta
Bouayad, Leila
Van Hauteghem, Inge
Van de wiele, Mieke
Berber, Ali

Van Hauteghem I., Van de wiele MFederal Laboratory for the Safety of the Food Chain Gentbrugge (FLSFC-G) of the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), Gentbrugge, Belgium. (EN)

Total mercury (Hg) and methylmercury (MeHg) concentrations in the flesh of sardine (Sardina pilchardus) and Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) fished in three Algerian coasts were determined by a direct mercury analyzer (DMA). We also assessed the risk to which the consumer was exposed to by calculating the estimated daily intakes (EDIs), target hazard quotient (THQ) and hazard index (HI). The average concentrations of Hg and MeHg in the flesh of sardine were similar (0.04 mg/kg wet weight) and in swordfish were 0.61 mg/kg wet weight; 0.57 mg/kg wet weight, respectively. These concentrations have not surpassed the thresholds set by the Algerian and European regulations. The estimated daily intakes for Hg and MeHg were similar in sardine (0.0064 µg/kg/day) and were 0.098 µg/kg/day and 0.092 µg/kg/day for Hg and MeHg, respectively, in swordfish. These values did not exceed the provisional tolerable weekly intake (PTWI) established by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). The target hazard quotient (THQ) and the hazard index (HI) calculated were < 1. Consequently, consumption of these fishes does not pose any risk for the adult groups of the Algerian population regarding mercury, and methylmercury studied. (EN)

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A Direct Mercury Analyser(AMA) (EN)

Mercury, Methylmercury, Sardine, Swordfish, Risk assessment (EN)
Veterinary medicine, Hygiene and quality of food of animal origin (EN)


Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society

Αγγλική γλώσσα

2020-04-17


Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society / Ελληνική Κτηνιατρική Εταιρεία (EN)

1792-2720
2585-3724
Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society; Vol 70, No 3 (2019) (EL)
Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society; Vol 70, No 3 (2019) (EN)

Copyright (c) 2019 Fetta Mehouel, Leila Bouayad, Ali Berber, Inge Van Hauteghem, Mieke Van de wiele (EN)



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