Journal of
Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences

  • Abbreviation: J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9820
  • DOI: 10.5897/JTEHS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 215

Table of Content: November 2012; 4(9)

November 2012

Oil spills and community health: Implications for resource limited settings

Oil spillage has become of increased relevance in recent times because of the magnitude with which it occurs, the effects it has on the environment, and the quality of life of people residing in the affected areas. The World Health Organization (WHO) has drawn the attention of many member states to the burden of non-communicable diseases on the limited resources available to health. Much emphasis has been placed on...

Author(s): Albert SALAKO, Oluwafolahan SHOLEYE and Sunkanmi AYANKOYA

November 2012

Acute haematological response of a cichlid fish Sarotherodon melanotheron exposed to crude oil

The acute haematological response of a brackish water cichlid fish Sarotherodon melanotheronexposed to crude oil was evaluated. They were exposed for 96 h to crude oil concentrations of 0, 50, 125, 250, 375, and 500 mg/L of water obtained from the fish source. Haematological analyses were carried out at 12, 24, 48, 72, and 96 h, respectively. Haematological analysis revealed that the red blood cells (RBC),...

Author(s): Obemeata Oriakpono, Hart Aduabobo and Ekanem Wokoma

November 2012

Toxic effects of heavy metals (cadmium plus mercury) on haematological parameters and DNA damage in Lates calcarifer

The present study was carried out to evaluate the effects of toxic metals (cadmium plus mercury) on the haematology and DNA damage of fish, Lates calcarifer for every 24 h up to 96 h. A significant gradual decrease of haemoglobin (-35.01 to -24.11) and hematocrit (-35.01 to -31.78) was noted at acute concentration of cadmium plus mercury (3.0 ppm) as compared to that of control. The comet assay...

Author(s): D. Senthamilselvan, A. Chezhian, E. Suresh and R. Ezhilmathy