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Title of Article Heavy Metal Accumulation in Aquatic Animals Around the Gold Mine Area of Loie Province, Thailand 
Date of Acceptance 6 May 2016 
     Title of Journal Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal 
     Standard ISI 
     Institute of Journal An official journal of the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation (AEHS)  
     ISBN/ISSN 1549-7860 
     Volume 22 
     Month -
     Year of Publication 2016 
     Page 1418-1432 
     Abstract This research was conducted to assess the water quality and the contamination of heavy metals in water, sediment, fish, and frogs, as well as bioaccumulation factors (BAFs) in fish and frogs around the gold mine area. The water samples were analyzed for water quality (temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen). The samples were analyzed for heavy metals by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. The water quality was within the standard. The concentrations of heavy metals, including As, Cr, Cd, Pb, Ni, Zn, Fe, Mn, and Cu, in water and sediment samples were measured. Three species of fish were collected: Rasbora tornieri, Brachydanio albolineata, and Systomus rubripinnis. The mean heavy metal concentrations of fish were as follows: Fe>Zn>Mn>Cr>Ni>Cu>As>Pb>Cd. The As, Cr, and Pb concentrations in all the fish species exceeded the standard levels. Five species of frogs were collected: Kaloula pulchra, Microhyla heymonsi, Fejervarya limnocharis, Hoplobatrachus rugulosus, and Microhyla pulchra. The mean heavy metal concentrations of frog were as follows: Fe>Cu>Mn>Zn>Cr>Ni>Pb>Cd>As. The Cr, Cd, and Cu concentrations exceeded the standard levels. The BAFs in fish were in order of Cr>Zn>Ni>Cu>Pb>Fe>Cd>As. The BAFs in frogs were Cr>Zn>Ni>Cu>Fe>Pb>Cd>As. The accumulation of heavy metals was higher in the sediment than in the water. Many aquatic organisms take up heavy metals directly from the environment around the gold mine. 
     Keyword Accumulation, Heavy metal, Aquatic animal, Gold mine 
567020067-6 Mr. SOMSAK INTAMAT [Main Author]
Science Doctoral Degree

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