RISK CHARACTERIZATION OF A COASTAL ENVIRONMENT FACING A MINING AND INDUSTRIAL AREA IN SARDINIA (SULCIS-IGLESIENTE) BY MEANS OF CLUSTER SAMPLING AND CONTAMINANTS RESEARCH ON EDIBLE FISH AND CLAMS

  • P.L. Piras | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Servizio Veterinario di Igiene degli Alimenti di Origine Animale dell’Azienda USL 7 di Carbonia, Italy.
  • G.F. Mulas Servizio Ambiente del Comune di Portoscuso (con finanziamento dell’Assessorato Difesa Ambiente della Regione Sardegna per il Piano di Disinquinamento del Sulcis-Iglesiente), Italy.

Abstract

On the basis of the results obtained from the analysis carried out on various environmental substrates (sediments, sea water and bio-indicators), it can be assumed that there has been a transfer of contaminants from sediments to edible “biota” in the Boi Cerbus lagoon (Sulcis-Iglesiente). It has also been verified that the benthic clams, in particular the Cerastoderma glaucum, is the species mainly affected by heavy metals contamination, in particular Lead, even if the role of Cadmium in the lagoon would need further investigation.

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2011-01-08
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food-safety, marine polluting agents, biological indicators
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Piras, P., & Mulas, G. (2011). RISK CHARACTERIZATION OF A COASTAL ENVIRONMENT FACING A MINING AND INDUSTRIAL AREA IN SARDINIA (SULCIS-IGLESIENTE) BY MEANS OF CLUSTER SAMPLING AND CONTAMINANTS RESEARCH ON EDIBLE FISH AND CLAMS. Italian Journal of Food Safety, 1(1zero), 31-36. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijfs.2011.833