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: 184

Table of Content: October 2010; 2(8)

October 2010

Effects of dietary exposure to insecticide Raid® on the survival, growth and inhibition of metabolic processes in Wistar rats

  This study was aimed at determining the effects of an insecticide, ‘Raid’ contained in feed on the survival, growth and activity of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), glutathione reductase (GR), catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities, as well as the effects on glutathione content (GSH), lipid peroxidation (LPO) and utilization of basal energy in Wistar rats. The results indicate that...

Author(s): A. C. Achudume, P. U. Nwoha and J. N. Ibe

October 2010

Heavy metal assessment of some soft plastic toys imported into Nigeria from China

  Chinese made toys were analyzed to determine the levels of heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cr, Co and Mn) in the products. Toy samples were randomly selected from products available in the shops at Zaria, Kano and Kaduna markets in Nigeria. The toy samples were tested for PVC before analysis. After digestion with concentrated acids (HNO3 and H2O2), concentrations of the selected heavy metals were...

Author(s): J. A. Omolaoye A. Uzairu and C. E. Gimba