Elemental analysis of dugong organs
Fe, Zn, Cu, Pb, Mn, Ni, Co, Al, P and S have been analyzed by ICP-AES. The concentrations of Fe in all dugong livers are extremely high (13000-71000 μg g-1 dry wt.). The levels of Zn are also high (1500-2800 μg g-1 dry wt.). The level of Fe in spleen (7600 μg g-1 dry wt.), heart (340 μg g-1 dry wt.) and kidney (1200 μg g-1 dry wt.) are considerably high. Cd is mostly concentrated in kidney (60 μg g-1 dry wt.). Concentrations of P and S in liver, spleen, kidney and heart are considerably high.
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