Distribution and Mobility of Organic and Inorganic Mercury in Flounder, Platichthys Flesus, from a Chronically Polluted Area

Hans Ulrik Riisgård, Per B. Famme

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Flounders, Platichthys flesus, were caught in a mercury polluted area and transferred to clean water. About 6% of the total mercury from recently caught fish was inorganic in the muscle tissue, while about 50% was inorganic in liver and kidney tissue. During 171 days in clean water no loss of mercury from the fillet-muscle could be seen with certainty, though a net uptake of mercury was observed in the liver after about 4 months. In the same period an increase in the mercury concentration in the kidney tissue and blood cells was observed. A tentative interpretation of the findings is that both organic and inorganic mercury were immobilized within the muscles, from which the two mercury species during the long-term period of starvation were mobilized and transported via the blood to the liver and kidney, where it accumulated.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftToxicological & Environmental Chemistry
Vol/bind16
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)219-228
Antal sider10
ISSN0277-2248
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. mar. 1988

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Flounder
Mercury
Liver
Muscle
Tissue
Blood
muscle
Fish
Water
Kidney
Muscles
Cells
blood
mercury
distribution
starvation
Fishes
water
fish

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