Metal Accumulation and Effect of Vitamin C and E in Accumulated Heavy Metals in Different Tissues in Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) Treated with Heavy Metals
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Faculty of Matematical and Natural Sciences, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, Prishtina, Kosovo
Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, Prishtina, Kosovo
Submission date: 2018-10-28
Final revision date: 2019-01-05
Acceptance date: 2019-01-24
Online publication date: 2019-09-09
Publication date: 2019-12-09
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Kemajl Bislimi   

Biology, University of Prishtina "Hasan Prishtina", Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Nena Tereze p.n., 10000, Prishtine, Albania
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2020;29(1):799-805
The aim of our current research was to study the effects of Vitamins C and E separately and jointly in reducing the amount of accumulated heavy metals in different tissues of common carp exposed to heavy metals. After acclimatization the fish were divided into two groups: the control group and the group subjected to heavy metal exposure. The fish were exposed to a mixture of heavy metals containing: lead acetate 0.3 mg/l, cadmium chloride 0.4 mg/l and mercuric chloride 0.001 mg/l. After exposure, there was a significant increase (p<0.01) in metal accumulation in fish tissues compared with the control group. Exposed fish were then divided into three groups: one received only vitamin C, the other only vitamin E and last group received a combination of vitamins C and E. Based on the present results, the order of accumulated heavy metals in investigated tissues of all groups is gills> liver> muscles> plasma. Supplementation of vitamins C and E either alone or jointly had significantly decreased (p<0.01; p<0.05) levels of accumulated heavy metals in investigated tissues compared to the control and exposed groups. Supplementation of vitamin C and E jointly showed more chelating ability compared with the effect of vitamins C and E, separately.
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