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Contaminant Screening


Methyl Mercury

  • In both 1994 &1998 surveys , muscles of big fishes contained high concentrations of total Hg(T. Hg) and Me-Hg similar to these reported in previous surveys in the Region (in mid-1980 and 1993-4)
  • Highest measure levels of Hg found in fishes from Kuwait in both surveys (in Bubiyan,1994 and in S. Kuwait,1998)
  • Usually, Methyl Mercury (Me-Hg) comprised the bulk of T. Hg in fish muscles from the Region
  • Generally, Hg levels in fish muscles not exceeded 0.5 mg/kg -wet wt (permissible consumption limit)
  • Bivalves usually characterized by Hg and Me-Hg levels less than found in fishes and higher that those in sediments with much lesser amount of Me-Hg in T. Hg

    Examples of Obtained Results:


    Levels of Methyl Mercury (ng/g-dw) in Near-shore sediments in RSA











2017 Environment Day of the Region April 24, 2017. Join the Competition for drawing, essay and video film





Meeting of the Regional Task Force on Climate Change Dimensions in ROPME Sea Area | 10-12 April 2017. Kuwait





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