POLYCICLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBON CONTAMINATION IN WELS CATFISH (SILURUS GLANIS) CAUGHT IN THE PO RIVER BASIN

  • I. Giorgi | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Via Bologna, 148 - 10154 Torino, Italy.
  • B. Vivaldi Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Via Bologna, 148 - 10154 Torino, Italy.
  • M.C. Abete Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Via Bologna, 148 - 10154 Torino, Italy.
  • G. Ottonello Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Via Bologna, 148 - 10154 Torino, Italy.
  • S. Squadrone Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Via Bologna, 148 - 10154 Torino, Italy.
  • F. Tarchino Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Via Bologna, 148 - 10154 Torino, Italy.
  • S. Guarise Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Via Bologna, 148 - 10154 Torino, Italy.
  • G. Forneris Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Via Bologna, 148 - 10154 Torino, Italy.
  • M. Prearo Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Via Bologna, 148 - 10154 Torino, Italy.

Abstract

Aim of this investigation was to evaluate IPA contamination in samples of Silurus glanis caught in Po river. N. 54 muscle samples were collected and analyzed. Five samples exceeded the maximum limit set by CE Regulation 1881/2006 for Benzo(a)pirene. Therefore, 10% of Silurus fished turned out to be not adequate and potentially harmful for consumers. In order to estimate the real risk for human health it is necessary to enforce this study, correlating the results with the effective fish consumption.

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2011-01-08
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IPA contamination, Silurus glanis, Po river
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Giorgi, I., Vivaldi, B., Abete, M., Ottonello, G., Squadrone, S., Tarchino, F., Guarise, S., Forneris, G., & Prearo, M. (2011). POLYCICLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBON CONTAMINATION IN WELS CATFISH (SILURUS GLANIS) CAUGHT IN THE PO RIVER BASIN. Italian Journal of Food Safety, 1(1zero), 251-252. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijfs.2011.874