The detection of mutagenic air pollutants from filter samples by the Salmonella/Mammalian S-9 mutagenicity test (Ames test) with S. typhimurium TA 98 (Part 1).


Particulate airborne pollutants, collected in 1977 at an urban point in Wanne-Eickel, G.F.R., were investigated for mutagenic activity in the Ames Salmonella/mammalian S-9 mutagenicity tet with S. typhimurium TA98. Two kinds of filters were used: Mikrosorbanfilters (polystyrene) and Membranfilters (cellulose nitrate). Sample preparations obtained following… (More)