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Título: Evidence for contrasting accumulation pattern of cadmium in relation to other elements in Senilia senilis and Tagelus adansoni from the Bijagós archipelago, Guinea-Bissau
Autor: Catry, Teresa
Figueira, Paula
Carvalho, Lina
Monteiro, Rui J. R.
Coelho, Pedro Duarte
Lourenço, Pedro Miguel
Catry, Paulo
Tchantchalam, Quintino
Catry, Inês
Botelho, Maria J.
Pereira, Eduarda
Granadeiro, José Pedro
Vale, Carlos
Palavras-chave: Trace elements
West Africa
Literacia da informação
Ciência Aberta. Acesso aberto
Data: 2017
Editora: Springer Verlag
Citação: Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-11. Doi: 10.1007/s11356-017-9902-8
Resumo: Shellfish harvesting in intertidal areas is a widespread and economically important activity in many countries across West Africa. However, in some areas, there is virtually no information concerning the levels of contaminants (and other elements related to nutritional aspects) in the harvested species. We collected sediments and several individuals of the West African bloody cockle Senilia senilis and of the razor clam Tagelus adansoni during the dry season of 2015 nearby three islands in the Bijagós archipelago, Guinea-Bissau. Aluminium, Ca, Fe, Mg, As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn were determined in sediments and whole soft tissues of the two bivalves. Sediments showed uniformly low trace element concentrations, pointing to an ecosystem with low levels of trace element contamination. T. adansoni presented higher concentrations of most elements than S. senilis, with the exception of Cd that showed up to 40 times higher values in S. senilis than in T. adansoni from the same sites. Furthermore, Cd concentrations (25±8.7 mg kg(-1), dw) in S. senilis are clearly above the maximum level established for human consumption. Future studies should clarify whether biological factors are the major responsible for this unusual situation.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/5827
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-9902-8
ISSN: 0944-1344
Versão do Editor: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11356-017-9902-8
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