Heavy metals in animals of Lake Balaton

J. Salánki, Katalin V.-Balogh, Erzsébet Berta

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Hg, Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn, Fe and Mn concentrations were measured in Chironomidae larvae, Crustacea plankton, as well as in various organs of mussels and fishes collected from the open water area of Lake Balaton. The values were comparatively low. However, there were significant differences in the metal concentrations of species and tissue. Most Cd was found in the gill of Unio pictorum L., most Pb, Zn and Mn in the gill of Anodonta cygnea L., most Cu in Crustacea plankton and in the liver of Abramis brama L., and most Hg and Fe in Chironomidae larvae. Low concentrations occurred in fishes, the lowest in the flesh of Stizostedion lucioperca L. Accumulation of metals in organs as compared with their concentration in the lake water was in the range of 3.4 × 102-2.6 × 103 for Hg; 7.0 × 102-6.8 × 103 for Cd; 3.3 × 102-9.7 × 103 for Cu; 6.9 × 102-8.1 × 103 for Zn; 1.5 × 103-2.4 × 104 for Pb; 3.5 × 102-3.1 × 104 for Fe; and 5.0 × 101-3.5 × 105 for Mn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1147-1152
Number of pages6
JournalWater Research
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982

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Heavy metals in animals of Lake Balaton. / Salánki, J.; V.-Balogh, Katalin; Berta, Erzsébet.

In: Water Research, Vol. 16, No. 7, 1982, p. 1147-1152.

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Salánki, J. ; V.-Balogh, Katalin ; Berta, Erzsébet. / Heavy metals in animals of Lake Balaton. In: Water Research. 1982 ; Vol. 16, No. 7. pp. 1147-1152.
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