Mutagenicity and genotoxicity of tannery effluents used for irrigation at Kanpur, India.

@article{Alam2010MutagenicityAG,
  title={Mutagenicity and genotoxicity of tannery effluents used for irrigation at Kanpur, India.},
  author={Mohammad Zubair Alam and S. Hasanuddin Ahmad and M. Ghufran Ahmad},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2010},
  volume={73 7},
  pages={1620-8}
}
The tannery effluents at Kanpur (India) have been in use for irrigation since last many years, polluting soil directly while ground water and food crops indirectly. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometric analysis of the test samples revealed the presence of organic compounds including diisooctyl phthalate, phenyl N-methylcarbamate, dibutyl phthalate, bis 2-methoxyethyl phthalate, and higher alkanes. Tannery effluent extracts were prepared using XAD-4/8 resins, dichloromethane, chloroform, and… CONTINUE READING