TRACE ELEMENTS AND RADIONUCLIDES IN MYTILUS GALLOPROVINCIALIS FROM CAMPANIA REGION (ITALY)

  • R. Marrone | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Dipartimento di Scienze Zootecniche e Ispezione degli Alimenti – Sezione di Ispezione degli Alimenti – Università di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy.
  • L. Carosielli ZS Puglia e Basilicata – Centro di Referenza Nazionale Radioattività – Foggia, Italy.
  • A.E. Chiaravalle ZS Puglia e Basilicata – Centro di Referenza Nazionale Radioattività – Foggia, Italy.
  • O. Miedico ZS Puglia e Basilicata – Centro di Referenza Nazionale Radioattività – Foggia, Italy.
  • L. Vollano Dipartimento di Scienze Zootecniche e Ispezione degli Alimenti – Sezione di Ispezione degli Alimenti – Università di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy.
  • M. Dellarotonda Dirigente Veterinario Settore Veterinario Regione Campania, Italy.

Abstract

Several trace element (As, Al, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Sn, Zn) and gamma radionuclide (Bi-214, Cs-134, Cs-137, K-40, Pb-212, Pb-214, Th-234, Tl-208) contents were detected in Mytilus galloprovincialis samples. Analytical checks were carried out to assess higienic status and marine pollution of sea areas in front of Naples and Salerno coasts. Trace elements values show that only two samples of mussels from legal breeding has exceeded the level of Pb (European Regulation 1661/99). Radionuclides values are low and similar according litterature. In this study is confirmed the attitude of Mytilius galloprovincialis to behave as a good marine pollution indicator. Furthermore, the present investigation is a starting point to enhance safety and quality of this particular foodstuff and it’s also a contribution in the risk assessment related to the consumption of this kind of products.

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2011-01-08
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Mytilus galloprovincialis, trace elements and radionuclides, marine pollution indicator.
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Marrone, R., Carosielli, L., Chiaravalle, A., Miedico, O., Vollano, L., & Dellarotonda, M. (2011). TRACE ELEMENTS AND RADIONUCLIDES IN MYTILUS GALLOPROVINCIALIS FROM CAMPANIA REGION (ITALY). Italian Journal of Food Safety, 1(1zero), 233-236. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijfs.2011.870

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