Report name:

Cadmium in Australian Prawns

Authors:

Susan Dobson, Ian Stewart, Andreas Kiermeier, Sam Rogers, Catherine McLeod

Co-Investigators:

SafeFish

Content type:

Risk Assessment

Background information:

Risk assessment of cadmium levels present in Australian wild-caught prawns

Date:

08 August 2014

Project status:

Completed

Other information:

The distribution of cadmium among prawns is highly skewed, with only small proportions from any location having a Cd concentration exceeding 0.5 mg/kg. King, Tiger and Banana prawns have mean Cd concentrations << 0.5 mg/kg, while Endeavour prawns have a mean Cd concentration of 0.4 mg/kg.

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