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Table 4 Maximum level of toxic trace metals contaminants of selected seafoods species according to EU and Sri Lanka regulations [22,23,24]

From: The association of test diameter and gonad weight with some toxic trace metals level in black sea urchin (Stomopneustes variolaris)

Contaminants Food types Maximum level of contaminants/(mg/kg wet weight)
Pb Muscle meat of fish 0.30
  Crustaceans 0.50
  Bivalve, molluscs 1.50
Cd Muscle meat of fish 0.05
  Crustaceans 0.50
  Bivalve, molluscs 1.00
Hg Fish products and muscle meat 1.00
As Fish, crustacea, molluscs 1.00–2.00