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determine whether fish caught and eaten in river waters impacted by agricultural activities contain trace metals. Determine whether the measured concentrations pose a risk to humans. the most consumed fish were studied and the concentrations of arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead and zinc were measured in the flesh of the fish.

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This study is important because it shows the impact of human activities on the environment and particularly the aquatic environment. It also represents a database for the protection of the environment.


Writing this article was a great pleasure because I was able to collaborate with renowned laboratories. This article has also broadened the study of the quality of aquatic systems in Africa and the impact of human activities.

Dr Ahbeauriet Ahmed Ouattara
Universite Alassane Ouattara

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This page is a summary of: Assessment and bioaccumulation of arsenic and trace metals in two commercial fish species collected from three rivers of Côte d'Ivoire and health risks, Microchemical Journal, May 2020, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.microc.2020.104604.
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