Specific accumulation of cadmium and other trace elements in Sarcodon imbricatus using ICP-MS with a chemometric approach

Małgorzata Mędyk , Maria Chudzińska , Danuta Barałkiewicz , Jerzy Falandysz


Fungi can effectively accumulate various metallic elements, metalloids and non-metals in fruiting bodies. This study provides information on the accumulation of Ag, As, Ba, Cd, Co, Cs, Cu, Cr, Li, Mn, Ni, Pb, Rb, Sr, V, Tl, U and Zn in the edible mushroom Sarcodon imbricatus (L.) P. Karst. using the technique of inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometry with a dynamic reaction cell mode. Mushrooms were foraged from four regions in Poland. Baseline concentrations of minerals, expressed in mg kg−1 dry biomass (db), were in the composite samples of caps in the range: for Ag (0.27–0.29), As (1.0–1.9), Ba (0.31–0.45), Cd (4.5–6.3), Co (0.23–1.9), Cu (28–35), Cr (0.19–0.29), Cs (20–38), Li (0.013–0.020), Mn (5.9–8.8), Ni (0.81–1.4), Pb (0.94–1.6), Rb (490–700), Sr (0.14–0.19), Tl (0.058–0.11), U (0.002–0.002), V (0.044–0.054) and Zn (140–160). Concentration levels of Ag, As, Cd, Cs, Pb and Zn were higher in caps than in stipes of S. imbricatus, whereas for other elements the distribution between caps and stipes was nearly equal or for some differed depending on the location. Certainly, the content of toxic Cd in S. imbricatus was elevated (0.45–0.63 mg kg−1 in fresh caps) and therefore eating this mushroom could increase exposure to Cd. In addition, the content of toxic As in S. imbricatus was elevated.
Author Małgorzata Mędyk (FCh / DEChR / LEChE)
Małgorzata Mędyk ,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
, Maria Chudzińska
Maria Chudzińska,,
, Danuta Barałkiewicz
Danuta Barałkiewicz,,
, Jerzy Falandysz (FCh / DEChR / LEChE)
Jerzy Falandysz,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
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Journal seriesJournal of Environmental Science and Health Part B-Pesticides Food Contaminants and Agricultural Wastes, ISSN 0360-1234, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishfungi, mushrooms, heavy metals, elements, ICP-MS
ASJC Classification2310 Pollution; 2700 General Medicine; 1106 Food Science
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 8; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.632; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.273 (2) - 2017=1.338 (5)
Citation count*17 (2020-05-18)
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