GENOTOXICITY AND BIOCONCENTRATION OF POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS AND HEAVY METALS IN LEUCISCUS CEPHALUS FROM PESCARA RIVER (ABRUZZO - ITALY): AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

Federica Piccoli, Luna K Dragani, Carmen Verri, Nicola Celli, Roberto Calabrese, Rino Marchetti, Claudio Pantani & Tommaso Pagliani
The aim of the present study was to investigate the water quality and the ecosystem health of a segment of Pescara river (Abruzzo-Italy) with the aid of an integrated approach. Sixteen priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metals were determinated in water and chub samples in order to calculate the bioconcentration factor. Biochemical, physical and microbiological characterisation were also carried out on water samples. Moreover, real and synergic effects of water pollution on biota were...