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J Kesehat Lingkung Indones 2004;3(2): 66-68

Studi Keamanan Pangan Kimiawi dari Logam Berat Timbal pada Euthynnus Sp , di Perairan Semarang.

The Study of Chemical Food Safety from Heavy Metal of Lead in Euthynnus Sp, on the Coast of Semarang.

Laksmi Widajanti, Rohdearni Girsang, Siti Fatimah Pradigdo


Background: One of the impact of industrial development is the decreasing water quality that may cause pollution of living resources, especially the fish. The objective of this research is to determine the concentration of lead (Pb) Euthynnus sp. and to analyze its chemical safety in the coast Semarang. Methods: This study is a descriptive research with a cross sectional approach. The 30 samples of Euthynnus was taken from the markets in Semarang City, including Jatingaleh, Peterongan, Bulu, Johar, dan Rejomulyo market.

Results: The finding of this research showed that the highest Lead concentration in Euthynnus Sp was 2,51 ppm and the lowest was 0 ppm with the average of 0,81 ppm and the standard deviation was 0,91 ppm. There was 33,3 % sample which has the concentration of Lead more than the maximum standard.

Conclusion: It was suggested to choose the fresh fish to consumed by considering the site of fish catching. It is also suggested to the government and the related institution in Semarang City to make a regulation and policy to protect the consumer from the toxic effect of heavy metal in fish.

Keywords : Euthynnus sp., heavy metal (Lead), Coast of Semarang


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