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Human Health Benefits from fish Consumption and Environmental Toxicity issues in Fish Flesh

Author Affiliations

  • 1 AICRP on Post Harvest Technology (ICAR), Department of Fish Processing Technology, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, 5, Budherhat Road, P.O. Panchasayar, Chakgaria, Kolkata - 700 094, WB, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 2, Issue (9), Pages 84-85, September,10 (2013)


The oily fishes act as potential source of fish oil containing rich content of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Fishes namely, salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies and sardines which inhabit the cold waters serve as rich source of fish oil. On the contrary, the tunas have comparatively lesser concentration of omega-3 acids present in them. The intake of fish oil has enormous implications in overall health status of the consumers. Heavy metals possess high density and toxicity towards living beings. Heavy metals like arsenic, chromium, lead and mercury are point popular and relevant. Heavy metals constitute the crust of the earth which resists degradation. Human get inflicted with heavy metals through the agency of food, water and atmosphere. Mercury poisoning by eating fishes is a prominent cause for public health hazard.


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