Marmara Denizi’nden Avlanan Hamsi (Engraulis encrasicolus L., 1758)’lerde Hg, Pb ve Cd Miktarlarının Belirlenmesi

  • Çiğdem Türksönmez
  • Abdullah Diler
  • Nil Pembe Özer
Keywords: anchovy, heavy metal, icp-ms, Marmara Sea


It is aimed to determine the amount of Hg (mercury), Pb (lead) and Cd (cadmium) metals in the muscles of anchovy fishes
caught from the Sea of Marmara depending on their accumulation and change accordingto time during the catching season.
The changing amount of Hg, Pb and Cd metals was monitored during the sampling times (October, December, February and
April months). The analysis of the fish samples was carried out by ICP-MS analyzer according to the molecular weights of
the metals. While average amount of mercury (Hg) was found 0.04 ± 0.00 mg metal / kg, the maximum and minimum value of
this metal were measured 0.07 mg / kg and 0.01 mg / kg respectively. Cadmium was not detected in December and February.
In April, the highest amount of Cadmium wa smonitored as a 0.07 mg / kg. The highest value of Lead metal was reached as
a 0.53 mg / kg in April, like cadmium metal. The overall average amount of Lead was limited to 0.29 ± 0.03 mg / kg. It has
been determined that the amounts of heavy metals Hg, Pb and Cd, which may pose a public health hazard, do not exceed the
acceptable national and international legal limit values. Therefore, it has been concluded that there is noinconvenience in the
consumption of the anchovy fish according to the amount of thes emetals in thefish.