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The influence of different disinfectants on mutagenicity and toxicity of urban wastewater
Many human pathogenic micro-organisms can be transmitted by waters contaminated by wastewater effluents. Wastewater disinfection helps prevent the spread of these pathogens in aquatic environments.Expand
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Genotoxicity of the disinfection by-products resulting from peracetic acid- or hypochlorite-disinfected sewage wastewater.
Wastewater disinfection is routinely carried out to prevent the spread of human pathogens present in wastewater effluents. To this aim, chemical and physical treatments are applied to the effluentsExpand
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A new approach to evaluating the toxicity and genotoxicity of disinfected drinking water.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the formation of toxic and genotoxic compounds in surface drinking waters treated with two widely used disinfectants, sodium hypochlorite (NaClO) and chlorineExpand
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Soil contamination detected using bacterial and plant mutagenicity tests and chemical analyses.
Soil contaminants are common in industrialized countries, causing widespread contamination directly of soil and indirectly of ground water and food. Among these pollutants particular attention shouldExpand
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Evaluation of the migration of mutagens/carcinogens from PET bottles into mineral water by Tradescantia/micronuclei test, Comet assay on leukocytes and GC/MS.
This study monitored the release of mutagenic/carcinogenic compounds into mineral water (natural and carbonated) from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, using a plant mutagenicity test whichExpand
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Monitoring airborne genotoxicants in the rubber industry using genotoxicity tests and chemical analyses.
This research was designed to examine the presence of mutagenic/carcinogenic compounds in airborne pollutants in the rubber industry using an integrated chemical/biological approach. InhalableExpand
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In vitro potential genotoxic effects of surface drinking water treated with chlorine and alternative disinfectants.
A battery of in vitro short-term tests revealing different genetic end-points was set up in order to study surface-water genotoxicity after disinfection with different biocides: sodium hypochloriteExpand
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In vitro genotoxic effects of the insecticide deltamethrin in human peripheral blood leukocytes: DNA damage ('comet' assay) in relation to the induction of sister-chromatid exchanges and micronuclei.
Deltamethrin, a synthetic dibromo-pyrethroid insecticide, is extensively used in agriculture, forestry and in household products because of its high activity against a broad spectrum of insect pestsExpand
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Cytogenetic biomonitoring of pesticide-exposed farmers in central Italy.
The frequency of sister chromatid exchanges (SCE) and micronuclei in peripheral blood lymphocytes was evaluated in 48 agricultural workers and 50 control subjects living in central Italy. NoExpand
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Micronucleus assays with Tradescantia pollen tetrads: an update.
Micronucleus (MN) assays with early pollen tetrad cells of Tradescantia (Trad-MN assays) are at present the most widely used bioassays with plants for the detection of genotoxins in the environment.Expand
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