Heavy Metals in Bivalve Mollusks

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Contaminants and Residues in Food
EditorsDieter Schrenk , Alexander Cartus
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Chapter21
Pages553-594
Edition2nd
ISBN (Electronic)9780081006757
ISBN (Print)9780081006740
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Food Science Technology and Nutrition

Abstract

This chapter reviews the concentrations of several major metal contaminants in bivalve mollusks collected from different regions of the world. Bivalve mollusks considered in this chapter include oysters, mussels, scallops, and clams, all of which are the major seafood products in the world. Oysters are the hyperaccumulators of copper and zinc, whereas scallops are the hyperaccumulator of cadmium. Reviews of the data suggested that Cd can be a potential safety problem for oysters and scallops. A few areas that displayed high metal contamination were identified. In addition, different seafood limits proposed by different countries are also reviewed and summarized. Finally, the chapter proposes some possibilities to reduce the metal contamination in these bivalve mollusks based on our current kinetic understanding of metal accumulation. It is critical to understand the species difference of metal bioaccumulation. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Bioaccumulation, Contamination, Metals, Seafood safety, Shellfish

Citation Format(s)

Heavy Metals in Bivalve Mollusks. / Wang, Wen-Xiong; Lu, Guangyuan.

Chemical Contaminants and Residues in Food. ed. / Dieter Schrenk ; Alexander Cartus. 2nd. ed. Oxford : Woodhead Publishing, 2017. p. 553-594 (Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science Technology and Nutrition).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review