Health Risk Assessment Due to Heavy Metals Exposure via Consumption of Bivalves Harvested from Marudu Bay, Malaysia

Delta Jenetty Denil, Ching Fui Fui, Julian Ransangan
2017 Open Journal of Marine Science  
Concern over health risk from consumption of bivalves originating from Marudu Bay is escalating due to the rapid agricultural development surrounding the bay. This has motivated us to estimate the health risk index (HRI) of heavy metals from four commercially important and highly exploited bivalve species which are abundant in the bay. Samples (n = 30) of green mussel (Perna viridis), Asiatic hard clam (Meretrix meretrix), Pacific oyster (Crassosstrea gigas) and marsh clam (Polymesoda expansa)
more » ... olymesoda expansa) were acquired from fi-
doi:10.4236/ojms.2017.74035 fatcat:75rikcrzerdd5ldmqe2os5ka3y