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: 210

Table of Content: August 2013; 5(8)

August 2013

Induction of oxidative stress and apoptosis in human neutrophils by p-phenylenediamine

Exposure to paraphenylenediamine (PPD), a derivative of paranitroaniline widely used as an oxidisable hair dye, is often associated with the development of allergic contact dermatitis. Such reactions involve activation of the subject’s immune system and it is known that neutrophils are the first cells to arrive at the site of perturbation. In view of its pivotal role in the initiation and amplification of...

Author(s): Zineb Elyoussoufi, Norddine Habti, Khadija Mounaji, Said Motaouakkil, and Rachida Cadi

August 2013

A comparative study of copper (ii) removal on iron oxide, aluminum oxide and activated carbon by continuous down flow method

The adsorption capacities of iron oxide, aluminum oxide, and activated carbon sorbents for the removal of copper ions were compared by down flow method. For this purpose, the 20 mg L-1aqueous solution of Cu (II) with initial pH of 6.5 was fed through three different packed columns at bed depth of 10 cm and flow rate of 1.85 ml min-1. The experimental breakthrough curves were drawn from the adsorption data of packed bed...

Author(s): Mohammad Hossein Salmani, Mahmoud Vakili and Mohammad Hassan Ehrampoush

August 2013

Lead and cadmium in maternal blood and placenta in pregnant women from a mining-smelting zone of Peru and transfer of these metals to their newborns

The present study was carried out to determine the lead and cadmium concentration in maternal and umbilical cord blood and placental tissue and breast milk, evaluating forty deliveries with normal evolution of pregnant women living in a mining-smelting town in Peru. In this study, mean concentration of lead in the blood of both women and their neonates were 27.2 ± 15.9 and 18.5 ± 13.0 µg/dl,...

Author(s): Castro Jorge, López de Romaña Daniel, Bedregal Patricia, López de Romaña Guillermo, Chirinos Doris