The PAH body burdens and biomarkers of wild mussels in Port Phillip Bay, Australia and their food safety implications

The results demonstrated spatial variation of different Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in mussels, which differed from trace metal accumulations to mussels reported in previous studies

Hao Shen; Stephen Grist; Dayanthi Nugegoda

2020

Scholarcy highlights

  • Wild Mediterranean mussels were collected from 10 coastal sites of Port Phillip Bay, Australia, and 16 types of Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in their bodies were measured
  • The results demonstrated spatial variation of different PAHs in mussels, which differed from trace metal accumulations to mussels reported in previous studies
  • The estimation of possible excessive cancer risks caused by wild mussel consumption using the results in this study demonstrated that the PAHs in wild mussels in Port Phillip Bay is a moderate concern for consumers
  • This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors

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