—This study is to determine the concentrations of sixteen poly aromatic hydrocarbons in eighteen pooled samples of fish, shrimp, crab and bivalve from markets of Hormozgan province, Iran. The poly aromatic hydrocarbon levels varied from 16 ± 8.4 to 28.18 ± 3.74 ng/g wet weight. The investigated samples were classified as minimally contaminated. Distribution patterns showed that PAHs with 4, 5 and 6 rings dominated, confirming the pyrogenic source of detected PAHs. Fish contributed more than other biota groups in transforming of PAHs to Hormozgan Province people. The average of B (a) Peq) values for the studied biota was 2.71 ± 2.28 ng/g that was greater than calculated local screen value. This finding was implemented in poor quality of studied biota and necessity for risk management.
—Hormozgan Province, PAH, risk assessment, seafood.
Seyedeh Laili Mohebbi Nozar is with the Center for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS), Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia (e-mail: lmohebbi@ yahoo.com).
Wan Ruslan Ismail is with the Center for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS), and School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia (e-mail: wruslan@ usm.my).
Mohamad Pauzi Zakaria is with the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Seyedeh Laili Mohebbi Nozar, Wan Ruslan Ismail, and Mohamad Pauzi Zakaria, "Residual Concentration of PAHs in Seafood from Hormozgan Province, Iran: Human Health Risk Assessment for Urban Population," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 393-397, 2013.