Table 3

Heavy metal content in the sediments collected from each sampling locationa

SiteCd (μg/g)Zn (μg/g)Cu (μg/g)Pb (μg/g)As (μg/g)Hg (ng/g)
10.035 ± 0.00710.0 ± 0.60.69 ± 0.090.93 ± 0.151.5 ± 0.63.7 ± 0.9
20.024 ± 0.0059.0 ± 0.61.44 ± 0.092.74 ± 0.294.2 ± 0.340.4 ± 9.4
30.027 ± 0.0045.3 ± 0.40.65 ± 0.200.49 ± 0.061.4 ± 0.83.2 ± 0.3
  • a The data presented are means ± 1 standard deviation of 3 measurements. One-way ANOVA detected significant differences (P < 0.01) in all measured heavy metals among sites.