Arsenic is a widely distributed element in the marine environment. Inorganic and organic compounds have extremely different toxicological effects, and their characterization is thus of great utility when monitoring and assessing the impact of arsenic pollution. In this study both the levels of total arsenic and its chemical speciation were analyzed in several marine organisms collected from Cienfuegos Bay (Cuba) following an episode of acute As-contamination. Fish from the more impacted site were characterized by elevated concentrations of arsenic (up to 500 μg/g d.w.) and inorganic species represented the predominant forms in muscle tissues of these organisms. © 2004 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aquatic Science
Fattorini, D., Alonso-Hernandez, C. M., Diaz-Asencio, M., Munoz-Caravaca, A., Pannacciulli, F. G., Tangherlini, M., & Regoli, F. (2004). Chemical speciation of arsenic in different marine organisms: Importance in monitoring studies. Marine Environmental Research, 58(2-5), 845 - 850. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2004.03.103