Efficiency Of Sentinel Organisms As Biological Monitors For Heavy Metal Pollution | 18773
ISSN: 2155-9872

Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques
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Efficiency of sentinel organisms as biological monitors for heavy metal pollution

5th International Conference and Exhibition on Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques

Abdelkhalik T AbdAllah

Accepted Abstracts: J Anal Bioanal Tech

DOI: 10.4172/2155-9872.S1.019

Monitoring heavy metal pollution in aquatic and terrestrial habitats using sensitive chemical instruments is not valuable. Heavy metals exist in aquatic environment as complexes or free ions. Only free ions are available for living organisms. Moreover, if the analysis with those instruments resulted in nonhazardous concentrations of metal pollutants in the studied areas, the results don't actually reflect the extent of heavy metal contamination in living organisms as the metal concentrations can be transferred and multiplied across the food chain from one consumer to the other. Some living organisms especially, mollusks have the ability to detoxify metal pollutants within some organelles of their tissues. Furthermore, those organisms can accumulate those metal pollutants at their low levels in the inhabitant areas several times so that bioaccumulation factor can be calculated for heavy metals within their tissues relative to that of their inhabiting aquatic and terrestrial habitats. The present work discusses the roles for selecting appropriate biomonitors and their efficiency to monitor heavy metal contaminants determining the contaminated areas that will be unsafe for human uses.
Abdelkhalik T AbdAllah has completed his PhD at the age of 33 years from AlAzhar University in joint supervision program with University of California, Riverside. He was the Head of Zoology department, Faculty of Science, Azhar University, Assiut, Egypt (2007-2009). Now, he is a Professor of Invertebrate Ecology, Fac, Science, Jazan University, KSA. He has published more than 35 papers in reputed journals. He participated at international scientific congress, conferences and symposia.