Title
In vitro genotoxicity of wastewaters from the town of Settat, MoroccoIn vitro genotoxicity of wastewaters from the town of Settat, Morocco
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences . Biomedical Sciences
Research group
Department of Biomedical Sciences - other
Publication type
article
Publication
Zagreb,
Subject
Pharmacology. Therapy
Source (journal)
Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju. - Zagreb
Volume/pages
60(2009), p. 289-296
ISSN
0004-1254
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In recent years, the town of Settat has seen a considerable industrial growth, which has resulted in increased environmental pollution. This includes pollution by household and industrial wastewaters, which are released into the Boumoussa River without any preliminary treatment. The river valley crosses the community of Mzamza 8 km to the north of the town. Years of drought forced members of the community to use this polluted ground water for irrigation and put themselves and the environment at risk. The aim of this study was to determine the physicochemical and metal profi le of Settat wastewaters and to assess their impact on the water table. The second objective was to investigate the genotoxic potential of wastewater on human peripheral blood lymphocytes in vitro, using the micronucleus test and cellular proliferation index. This study demonstrated signifi cant pollution of Boumoussa valley groundwater and of the local wells. Sampled water induced a clear increase in the frequency of micronucleated cells and a lower cell proliferation in human peripheral blood lymphocytes in vitro.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/aa8ac4/829c1e73.pdf
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