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Review Article Volume 6 Issue 12

Ecological Impacts of Heavy Metals on Aquatic Organisms and Human Health

Khushbu*, Rachna Gulati, Sushma, Amit Kour, Deepak Verma and Pankaj Sharma Poonam Devi

Department of Zoology and Aquaculture, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar Haryana, India

*Corresponding Author: Khushbu, Department of Zoology and Aquaculture, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar Haryana, India.

Received: August 01, 2022; Published: November 08, 2022


Heavy metals have high density that is harmful even in low quantity. These metals enter aquatic habitats through a variety of sources, home effluents, including industrial waste, atmospheric sources, and other metal-based businesses, as well as e-waste. Heavy metal pollution is responsible for the degeneration of aquatic species, creating physical abnormalities in creatures and contaminating the aquatic environment. These poisonous heavy metals cause a variety of fish ailments like decrease hatching rate, teratogenesis and bioaccumulation in the tissues etc. The contamination of heavy metals into aquatic bodies and aquatic ecosystems has a significant influence on the food chain. Because fish are consumed by people, it has an indirect impact on them. These heavy metals also have a higher impact on the environment because they remain for longer periods and have bio-accumulative capabilities, leading water health to deteriorate. This study offers insight into the disruption of fish physiology by heavy metals and aims to increase sensitivity to the prevention and management of aquatic environmental pollution, particularly heavy metal contamination.

Keywords: Heavy Metal; Bio-Accumulative; Aquatic Environmental Pollution; Fish Physiology


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Citation: Khushbu., et al. “Ecological Impacts of Heavy Metals on Aquatic Organisms and Human Health". Acta Scientific Agriculture 6.12 (2022): 09-19.


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