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Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in Channa punctatus (Bloch) in river Ramganga (U.P.), India

Authore(s) : Robeena Sarah || Toxicology LaboratoryDepartment of ZoologyGovt. Raza P.G. CollegeRampur-244901 (U.P.)India.

Volume : (13), Issue : 205, September - 2018

Abstract : Ganga is the largest riverine system of India with a fragile ecosystem. Its prone to anthropogenic disturbances because of its cultural, economic and environmental values. The contamination of river Ganga  by  heavy  metals  (HM)  is  due  to  biotic  (anthropogenic  sources)  and  abiotic (pesticides, fertilizers) sources that poses a devastating health hazard to human, plant and edible fish life. The chemical analysis with the help of atomic absorption spectrometer performed on its water samples demonstrated the accumulation of heavy metals such as Arsenic (As), Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Iron (Fe), Zinc (Zn). Moreover, the spectrophotometric analysis indicated clearly the accumulation of heavy metals in order of occurrence (Fe> As> Cd> Zn> Pb) in liver and (Zn> Fe> As> Cd> Pb) in kidney of edible fish Channa punctatus. The present study has be used to  sensitively monitor the extent  of heavy  metals pollution  in the biotic aqua  life of river Ramganga  system  and  its  suggested  that  the bioaccumulation  of  heavy  metal  in  Channa punctatus has reached above permissible limits for human consumption, indicating potential health risks.  Necessary biological steps should  be taken to  handle such  food  pollution and prevent the environmental risk and food chain disruption.

Keywords :Bioaccumulation of heavy metals; Channa punctatus; Ramganga River, India.

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Channa punctatus (Bloch) in river Ramganga (U.

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