Journal of
Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

  • Abbreviation: J. Environ. Chem. Ecotoxicol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-226X
  • DOI: 10.5897/JECE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 189

Table of Content: 22 November, 2011; 3(13)

November 2011

Essentials of ecotoxicology in the tanning industry

  Pollution within the tanning Industry has been a great concern with efforts recently directed towards mitigating the emerging challenges. The most inspiring is the development of novel ecotoxicological diagnostic tools which are considered rapid, cost effective and reliable. In the tanning industry, particular attention is directed towards use of chromium, salts, chlorinated phenols among others which are...

Author(s): Mwinyikione Mwinyihija

November 2011

Toxicological effects of methomyl and remediation technologies of its residues in an aquatic system

  This study was carried out to evaluate toxicological effects of methomyl at low concentration level with respect to some biochemical parameters (acetylcholinesterase [AChE], alkaline phasphates [ALP], glutamic-pyrovic transaminase [GPT], glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase [GOT] and glutathion-S-transferase [GST]) and histopathological changes of treated rats organs (kidney and liver). Furthermore, to evaluate...

Author(s): Ismail I. El-Fakharany, Ahmed H. Massoud, Aly S. Derbalah and Mostafa S. Saad Allah

November 2011

Analyses of geophagic materials consumed by pregnant women in Embu, Meru and Chuka towns in eastern province, Kenya

  Geophagy is the deliberate consumption of soil and clay deposits by animals, including man. During pregnancy all the nourishment needed by the developing fetus comes from the mother, either the food she eats or the supplement she may take. The geochemical and mineralogical composition of the materials which are consumed by pregnant women from Meru, Embu and Chuka open air markets were studied. The geophagic...

Author(s): Gichumbi, J. Mwangi and Ombaka Ochieng