Effect of nickel and chromium exposure on buccal cells of electroplaters.

@article{Qayyum2012EffectON,
  title={Effect of nickel and chromium exposure on buccal cells of electroplaters.},
  author={Saba Qayyum and Anjum Ara and Jawed Ahmad Usmani},
  journal={Toxicology and industrial health},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          74-82
        }
}
The electroplating industry commonly involves the use of nickel and chromium. An assessment of the genotoxic effects of these metals can be carried out by micronucleus (MN) test in buccal cells. Other nuclear anomalies (NA) observed in buccal cells viz., karyorrhexis, pyknosis and karyolysis are also the indicators of genotoxicity. The current study aims at determining the extent of genotoxic damage in relation to the duration of exposure to nickel and hexavalent chromium via micronuclei… CONTINUE READING