Toxic and genotoxic evaluation of six antibiotics on non-target organisms.

@article{Isidori2005ToxicAG,
  title={Toxic and genotoxic evaluation of six antibiotics on non-target organisms.},
  author={Marina Isidori and Margherita Lavorgna and Angela Nardelli and Luigia Pascarella and Alfredo Parrella},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2005},
  volume={346 1-3},
  pages={87-98}
}
The ecotoxicity of the following six antibiotics on aquatic organisms was investigated: Erythromycin, Oxytetracyclin, Sulfamethoxazole, Ofloxacin, Lincomycin and Clarithromycin. Bioassays were performed on bacteria, algae, rotifers, microcrustaceans and fish to assess acute and chronic toxicity, while SOS Chromotest and Ames test were used to detect the genotoxic potential of the investigated drugs. For risk assessment, the environmental impact was calculated by MEC/PNEC ratio using the… CONTINUE READING
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