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: 212

Table of Content: August 2011; 3(8)

August 2011

Evaluation of the long-term effects of Urena lobata root extracts on blood glucose and hepatic function of normal rabbits

Urena lobata is one of the medicinal plants used to treat diabetes in Nigeria. Its hypoglycaemic and anti-diabetic activities have been demonstrated. This study was designed to evaluate the long term effects of daily oral administration of aqueous extracts of U. lobata roots in normal rabbits. Parameters such as body weight, blood glucose and liver function tests were monitored at specific intervals in...

Author(s): Akhere A. OMONKHUA and Iyere O. ONOAGBE

August 2011

Immunostimulatory potential of Aristolochia longa L. induced toxicity on liver, intestine and kidney in mice

Aristolochia longa L. (AL) (Aristolochiaceae) is used by Moroccan patients suffering from cancer during the course of their specific treatment. This practice has remained till date without scientific validation. To validate evidence for or against its continued use as antitumor product and afford data for further studies of this plant, the present investigation was carried out to evaluate the safety of an aqueous...

Author(s): Ghita BENZAKOUR, Nouhad BENKIRANE, Mariam AMRANI and Mounia OUDGHIRI,

August 2011

Fast monitoring of water distribution system with portable enrichment unit – Measurement of volatile compounds of coliforms and Salmonella sp. in tap water

The aim of the study was to clarify if microbe enrichment cultures and monitoring of volatiles released by them could speed up the detection of indicator bacteria in water samples. The combination of Portable Microbe Enrichment Unit (PMEU) cultivation and ChemPro100i® chemical detector were used to detect the hygiene indicating bacteria. When the water distribution network of Kuopio city was studied in early...

Author(s): Elias Hakalehto, Anneli Heitto, Lauri Heitto, Tarmo Humppi , Kari Rissanen, Ari Jääskeläinen, Heikki Paakkanen and Osmo Hänninen

August 2011

Survey on the usage of plastic bags, their disposal and adverse impacts on environment: A case study in Jimma City, Southwestern Ethiopia

Plastic bag wastes pose serious environmental pollutions and health problems in humans and animals. The situation is worsened in economically disadvantaged countries like Ethiopia. The objective of this survey was to assess usage of plastic bags and their environmental impacts in Jimma City of Ethiopia. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data from 230 randomly selected respondents. The results indicated...

Author(s): Legesse Adane and Diriba Muleta