Cephalopods are an important source of nutrients and some of the most widely consumed marine foods. However, because of contamination of the oceans and the bioaccumulative nature of toxic metals, these foods may pose a health risk. For this reason, the concentrations of some trace elements (chromium [Cr], lithium, strontium [Sr], copper [Cu], and nickel) and toxic metals (aluminum [Al], cadmium, and lead) were determined in 65 frozen samples of cuttlefish, octopus, common squid, and shortfin squid by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry to evaluate dietary intake and toxic risk. Sr was the major trace element (3.03 mg/kg) in cuttlefish; however, Cu (1.57 mg/kg) was found in the highest concentration in common squid. Among the toxic metals, Al had the highest concentration (3.09 mg/kg) in common squid. Al can pose an important health risk to individuals with kidney problems and to children because these groups are most vulnerable to the toxic effects. Significant differences among the four cephalopod types were found in the concentrations of most of the metals examined. Taking into account the average consumption of cephalopods, the contribution of toxic metals does not pose a risk to the health of adults.

Metal concentrations in samples of frozen cephalopods (Cuttlefish, Octopus, Squid, and Shortfin Squid): an evaluation of dietary intake / Sangiuliano, D; Rubio, C.; Gutierrez, A. J.; Gonzalez weller, D.; Revert, C.; Hardisson, A.; Zanardi, E.; Paz, S.. - In: JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION. - ISSN 0362-028X. - 80:11(2017), pp. 1867-1871. [10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-17-184]

Metal concentrations in samples of frozen cephalopods (Cuttlefish, Octopus, Squid, and Shortfin Squid): an evaluation of dietary intake

Zanardi, E.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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2017

Abstract

Cephalopods are an important source of nutrients and some of the most widely consumed marine foods. However, because of contamination of the oceans and the bioaccumulative nature of toxic metals, these foods may pose a health risk. For this reason, the concentrations of some trace elements (chromium [Cr], lithium, strontium [Sr], copper [Cu], and nickel) and toxic metals (aluminum [Al], cadmium, and lead) were determined in 65 frozen samples of cuttlefish, octopus, common squid, and shortfin squid by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry to evaluate dietary intake and toxic risk. Sr was the major trace element (3.03 mg/kg) in cuttlefish; however, Cu (1.57 mg/kg) was found in the highest concentration in common squid. Among the toxic metals, Al had the highest concentration (3.09 mg/kg) in common squid. Al can pose an important health risk to individuals with kidney problems and to children because these groups are most vulnerable to the toxic effects. Significant differences among the four cephalopod types were found in the concentrations of most of the metals examined. Taking into account the average consumption of cephalopods, the contribution of toxic metals does not pose a risk to the health of adults.
Metal concentrations in samples of frozen cephalopods (Cuttlefish, Octopus, Squid, and Shortfin Squid): an evaluation of dietary intake / Sangiuliano, D; Rubio, C.; Gutierrez, A. J.; Gonzalez weller, D.; Revert, C.; Hardisson, A.; Zanardi, E.; Paz, S.. - In: JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION. - ISSN 0362-028X. - 80:11(2017), pp. 1867-1871. [10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-17-184]
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