S. Kaur1, P. Singh1*,
J.S. Bedi2 and S.S. Hassan1 ???
Fisheries Resource Management, College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev
Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141 004, India?
Veterinary Public Health ad Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Public? Health
and Zoonosis, College of Veterinary Sciences, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and
Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141 004, India
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Aim: The study aimed to
assess the influence of heavy metal pollution in river Sutlej around the
industrial city of Ludhiana.
Methodology: Samples of water,
sediment and commercially important selected fish species were collected
before (S-1) and after (S-2) the confluence of Buddah Nallah in river Sutlej
for the estimation of heavy matals using Atomic Absorption Mass Spectrometer,
equipped with transverse graphite furnace tube for electro thermal
determination of lead, copper, chromium and zinc.
Results: he water,
sediment and fish samples collected from the site, S-2 showed higher
concentration of heavy metals compared site S-1. All the metals studied were
found within the permissible limit of different National and International
agencies, except for the lead which was found above the permissible limit in
fish, Wallago attu. ??????????????
Interpretation: The results
reveal that river Sutlej around Ludhiana city is under severe threat of
pollution due to the discharge of industrial effluents from the Buddha
Key words: Fish, Heavy metals, Pollution, River Sutlej