This chapter summarizes and discusses cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and mercury (Hg) concentrations in marine and estuarine crustacean tissues and its effects reported in the relevant literature. In view of the ecological (nutrient recycling in various ecosystems), economical (fishing and aquaculture activities) and environmental (metal pollution bioindicators) relevance of crustaceans, the main purpose of this chapter is to discuss the importance of these organisms as marine pollution biomonitors, as they can accumulate high metal concentrations in their tissues. This enables inferences about the impacts of metal contaminants on aquatic environment quality, both temporally and geographically, while also useful in indicating early warning signs on the possible biomagnification of these metals and risks to human health.
|Title of host publication||Lead, Mercury and Cadmium in the Aquatic Environment|
|Subtitle of host publication||Worldwide Occurrence, Fate and Toxicity|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2023|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (all)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (all)