Investigation of heavy metal levels of clams (Egeria radiata) sold in open markets in Port Harcourt and Yenagoa, Nigeria

Published on: 01/10/2022
Author/s : Benjamin Uchechukwu Nti 1, Okechukwu Kenneth Wokeh 2 and Chidinma Georginia Okey-Wokeh 3 / 1 Department of Biology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Nigeria; 2 Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria; 3 Department of Chemistry, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nkpolu-Orowurukwo, Nigeria.

1. IntroductionOver the years, water pollution has become one of the major environmental challenges facing most of the states in Southern Nigeria, particularly the Niger Delta region. Niger Delta is one of the most prominent regions in Nigeria with vast aquatic ecosystems greatly blessed with variety of fish species both Fin and Shell fishes [1]. Amongst other states in the region, Rivers and Baye...

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