The Study of Chemical Food Safety from Heavy Metal of Lead in Euthynnus Sp, on the Coast of Semarang

Widajanti, Laksmi and Girsang, Rohdearni and Pradigdo, Siti Fatimah (2004) The Study of Chemical Food Safety from Heavy Metal of Lead in Euthynnus Sp, on the Coast of Semarang. Jurnal Kesehatan Lingkungan Indonesia, 3 (2). pp. 66-68. ISSN 1412 - 4939

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Background: One of the impact of industrial development is the decreasing water quality that may cause pollution of living resources,especially the fish. The objective of this research is to determine the consentration of lead (Pb) Euthynnus sp. and to analize its chemical safety in the coast Semarang. Methods: This study is a descriptif research with a cross sectional approach. The 30 samples of Euthynnus was taken from the markets in Semarang City, including Jatingaleh, Peterongan, Bulu, Johar, dan Rejomulyo market. Results: The finding of this research showed that the highest Lead consentration in Euthynnus Sp was 2,51 ppm and the lowest was 0 ppm with the average of 0,81 ppm and the standard deviation was 0,91 ppm. There was 33,3 % sample which has the concentration of Lead more than the maximum standard. Conclusion: It was suggested to choose the fresh fish to consumed by considering the site of fish catching. It is also suggested to the government and the related institution in semarang City to make a regulation and policy to protect the consumer from the toxic effect of heavy metal in fish.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Euthynnus sp., heavy metal (Lead), Coast of Semarang
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions:School of Postgraduate (mixed) > Master Program in Nutrition Science
ID Code:4695
Deposited By:prodi magister kesehatan lingkungan
Deposited On:20 Jan 2010 12:46
Last Modified:20 Jan 2010 12:46

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