ELEMENT INTOXICATION BY MARINE FOOD

Fatma Ates Alkan, Mehmet Ethem Koksal, Dilek Duzgun Ergun, Denizhan Karis, Nural Pastaci Ozsobaci, Umit Bora Barutcu
2014 Medical Science and Discovery  
Pollution is deformation of natural condition of earth with physical, chemical and biological factors. Environmental pollution suppresses life balance and has negative effect on living and ecosystem with its effects on the food chain. Toxic metal pollution easily enters to food chain and accumulates in the living body. Marine species are intensely exposed to toxic metals, because of its habitats and feeding habits, and metals accumulate in their body. Material and Methods: A 56 year-old obese
more » ... 56 year-old obese male patient attended to Ortakent-Yahsi Family Health Center (Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey) with the symptoms of palpitation, constipation, long-term muscle contraction in January 2014. VEGA test resulted in toxic load accumulation. The pre-treatment and inter-treatment blood/serum levels of a group of trace/toxic elements were measured with Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP -OES) at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Biophysics Department. Neural therapy and chelation therapy were initiated to the patient by his doctor at Yahsi Family Health Center in February 2014. Results: The pre-treatment values of blood/serum phosphor, selenium, nickel, arsenic and aluminium levels were analyzed higher than reference ranges. The inter-treatment blood/serum levels of selenium, nickel and aluminium decreased by November 2014, however blood/serum levels of phosphor and arsenic were still higher than reference values. The patient is still under medical supervision and treatment by his generalpractitioner Conclusion: There is limited data related with the trace/toxic contamination of marine food in humans. The evaluation of trace and toxic elements might have significant value in diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the individuals in contaminated environment and especially in seafood consumers.
doi:10.17546/msd.11732 fatcat:twmq2a6l55cndicx5shp6dobcu