Trace/heavy metal pollution monitoring in estuary and coastal area of Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh and implicated impacts

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Author(s)

  • Golam Kibria
  • Md Maruf Hossain
  • Debbrota Mallick
  • T. C. Lau
  • Rudolf Wu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-402
Journal / PublicationMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume105
Issue number1
Online published23 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2016

Abstract

Using artificial mussels (AMs), this study reports and compares time-integrated level of eleven trace metals (Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, U, Zn) in Karnafuli River estuary and coastal area of the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh.Through this study, "hot spots" of metal pollution were identified. The results may demonstrate that the Karnafuli Estuary, and adjacent coastal area of Chittagong, Bangladesh are highly polluted by high risk metals (cadmium, chromium, copper, mercury, nickel, lead, uranium). Agricultural, domestic and industrial wastes directly discharged into the waterways have been identified as the main causes of metal pollution in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The high level of metal pollution identified may impact on local water quality, and seafood catch, livelihoods of people and public health resulting from seafood consumption. There is a need for regular monitoring to ascertain that local water quality with respect to metal levels are within acceptable levels to safeguards both environmental health and public health.

Research Area(s)

  • Artificial mussel, Bangladesh, Bay of Bengal, Environmental and public health risk, Pollution, Trace/heavy metals

Citation Format(s)

Trace/heavy metal pollution monitoring in estuary and coastal area of Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh and implicated impacts. / Kibria, Golam; Hossain, Md Maruf; Mallick, Debbrota; Lau, T. C.; Wu, Rudolf.

In: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol. 105, No. 1, 15.04.2016, p. 393-402.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review