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

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Asbestos exposure risk from ceiling and other building materials

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Background: Asbestos-related disease has been linked to occupational exposures for many years. Although much research has been conducted regarding asbestos removal and worker exposure, there are gaps in our understanding of the extent of asbestos-containing materials still present in building materials and the effectiveness of exposure controls used during the removal of these materials. Aims : We conducted a review of...

Author(s):Kevin Guth, Ushang Desai, James McCluskey, Raymond Harbison

Bone Marrow Response Under Stress of Nickel Nitrate In Albino Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

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Nickel has bio-importance as a trace element but the biotoxic effect of many of them in mammalian biochemistry is of great concern. There is a need for a proper understanding of the condition such as hyperplasia, hypoplasia, and oxidation states which makes them harmful and that is how biotoxicity occurs. Therefore, we studied the effect of oral administration of nickel nitrate (Ni(NO3)2) at different doses calculated for...

Author(s):ALIM and Vijay Kumar Singh

Hepatotoxic and Neurotoxic effects of combined lead and di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate exposure: activation of total -, Ca2+- and Na+K+- ATPases in the liver of male rats

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Lead and di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) are common environmental toxicants of concern around the world. Although effects of individual exposures to both agents is well documented, there is a dearth of information on the effects of co-exposure to both agents. In this study, combined exposure to lead and DEHP was investigated for effects on ATPase activities in the liver, brain and kidney tissues of rats. Male albino...

Author(s):Esther Omugha Abam, Seun Elizabeth Kuyooro, Shawai Abubakar, Esther Chineyenwa Dim

Impact of sawmill industry on ambient air quality: a case study of Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State, Nigeria

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Amid our busy lives, air pollution is one of the greatest casualties of our time and has been increasing worldwide since 1990. Today, the history of air pollution in sawmills, which accounts for 93.32% of the total number of wood processing industries in Nigeria, can seem daunting, overwhelming and have placed the nation at a perilous crossroad. For emerging countries such as Nigeria with a population projected to hit 400...

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WATER QUALITY, A FUNCTION OF HEALTH IMPLICATIONS FOLLOWING CONSUMPTION OF ISIAMAEDE STREAM IN UMUNYE, IHECHIOWA, AROCHUKWU LGA, NIGERIA

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This study evaluated the water quality of untreated and treated water samples from Isiamaede stream and assessed the possible health implications following the consumption of the water samples using standard methods. The treated water sample was obtained with the help of locally purchased treatment agent. The pH values of untreated and treated water samples from Isiamaede stream were not within Nigerian Standard for...

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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SOIL HEAVY METALS AT GBAGEDE KWARA STATE AND ILOKUN EKITI STATE DUMPSITES, NIGERIA.

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Heavy metals constitute a major threat to humans due to the fact that they unlike some other pollutants are not biodegradable. This study aims at comparing heavy metals presence in two waste dumpsite in relating to its environs; Gbagede community in Ifelodun Local Government of Kwara State and Ilokun community in Ifelodun Local Government area of Ekiti State hosts the dumpsites in this research study. The dumpsite is...

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HISTOLOGICAL EFFECT OF AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF VERNINIA AMYGDALINA ( BITTER LEAF) TO CLARIAS GARIEPINUS JUVENILE.

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The histological effect on C. gariepinus exposed to aqueous extract of V. amygdalina was examined. One hundred and eighty (180) healthy juveniles of C. gariepinus (17.05±0.25g) were exposed to aqueous extracts of Vernonia amygdalina at concentrations at varying concentration of 0, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60ml/l in replicates for 96h. Histological changes in the gills, liver and muscle were examined and used as an index of...

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Air Quality Assessment of Temidire Irewolede Community of Ilorin Metropolis and its Health Impact

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Air pollution represents the largest portion of all environmental risks which accounts for over 3 million deaths globally. It is a significant factor for a number of health conditions including respiratory infections, heart disease and stroke and in 2016 alone, long term exposure to air pollution contributed to deaths of 6.1million people, with stroke, heart attacks, lung disease and lung cancer. Air pollution monitoring...

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BTEX is implicated in gasoline-induced oxidative stress in male albino Wistar rats

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This study determined plasma and liver tissue benzene, toluene, ethylene and xylene (BTEX), malondialdehyde (MDA), reduced glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) status in rats orally exposed to gasoline. Sixteen adult male Wistar rats (210.0 ± 20.0 g), distributed into control and test groups, of eight rats each were used. Rats in test group were administered 2.0 mLkg-1 body weight...

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Radon Concentration using Zero Inflated Negative Binomial (ZINB) Modeling

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This attempt is geared towards being able to quantify and compare the counts of radon concentrations emitted for some days and nights in 2016 in an averagely populated office. With the use of Radon Scout, the captured count is often zero inflated and thus requires the use of an appropriate zero inflated modeling technique, which in the present case is the proposed ZINB. The results from ZINB modeling shows that radon is...

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Occupation Noise Exposure and Hearing Impairment Among Grain Millers in ItaAmo Market, Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara State, Nigeria.

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Occupational noise has been identified to cause health hazard on workers. Noise pollution annoys, causes hearing loss, and disturbs mental capacity and performance. Noise pollution is becoming increasingly more severe in cities and occupational setting, escalating at such a high rate that it is now considered as a major threat to the quality of human lives. This study aims to evaluate the level of occupational noise...

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ASSESSING HEALTHCARE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: A CASE STUDY OF THE TAMALE CENTRAL HOSPITAL, GHANA

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In developing countries including Ghana, healthcare waste management (HCWM) creates a number of environmental and public health challenges. Irrespective of the possible health implications associated with hospital waste, much attention has not been given to its management. The present paper sought to assess the healthcare waste management practices in the Tamale Central Hospital (in the Northern Region of Ghana) by...

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Heavy Metal Contamination in Green Leafy Vegetables Irrigated with Wastewater Collected from Harar Town Vegetable Farm, Ethiopia

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Food safety issues are of growing concern to consumers globally because of the risks associated with consumption of foods contaminated with heavy metals. In Harar town, Kebele 05 vegetable farms are known to produce vegetables irrigated with wastewater. To what extent these vegetables are contaminated with heavy metals was not known. Thus, a laboratory based cross sectional study was conducted from October 2016 to January...

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EVALUATION OF NON-PEROXIDE ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF SOME NIGERIA HONEY ON WOUND PATHOGENS

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Owing to high incidence of multiple resistances of pathogenic bacteria to conventional antibiotics, there is need to explore natural effective alternatives to conventional antibiotics for the treatment of some bacterial infections. Honey has been used as a natural remedy for the treatment of infected wounds since antiquity. The antibacterial activity of honey depends on both its phytochemical and peroxide constituents . ...

Author(s):Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biological Science, University of Calabar, Nigeria

Clinical, epidemiological and laboratory features of organophosphorus poisoned patients in Emergency Hospital, Mansoura University, Egypt

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Organophosphorus (OP) poisoning is a major health problem all over the world, particularly in the developing countries. The present study aims to explore the clinical and epidemiological features found in patients presenting with OP poisoning and to find out reliability of related laboratory investigations. A 2-year cross-sectional study was conducted on patients presenting with clinical features of OP poisoning in...

Author(s):Osama A. Shabka

Novel expression of the biomarker, Nε-hexanoyl lysine in gibberellic acid induced bone toxicity in adult albino rats

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Plants hormones are widely used in agriculture to alter plant characteristics as growth regulators. Gibberellic acid (GA3) plays important role in promoting plant growth, and cell differentiation. This work was performed to investigate the relationship between lipooxidative damage marker (HEL) and bone damage induced by GA3 in adult albino rats. This study was carried out on 20 adult albino rats for 4 weeks treated 6...

Author(s): Dalia M. Amin, Ola A. Harb Aisha Abdallah Abohashem, Walaa M. Sarhan, Marwa Abo shabana

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