Are metals in the muscle tissue of Mozambique tilapia a threat to human health? A case study of two impoundments in the Olifants River, Limpopo province, South Africa

Abraham Addo-Bediako, Sean M. Marr, Antoinette Jooste and Wilmien J. Luus-Powell

Metal pollution is linked to potential human health risks in rural communities consuming fish from two contaminated reservoirs. Lead, antimony and chromium are potential health threats. The impact of acid mine drainage on fish and rural communities reliant on them are highlighted.

Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 50 3 (2014) 201-210
Published online: 21 July 2014
DOI: 10.1051/limn/2014091

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