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: 206

Table of Content: January 2011; 3(1)

January 2011

Television watching and sleep promotes obesity in urban and semi-urban children in India

Obesity is an emerging problem in urban and semi urban Indian children; it is associated with several health problems and social consequences. Poor eating habits in all the children plays major role in the development and increases in childhood overweight and obesity. The present study was aimed to evaluate the dietary and physical activity patterns as determinants of overweight in a sample of children, along with...

Author(s): Suresh V., Rupnath K., Ramesh V., Rojarani M., Ramadevi T. and K. R. S. Sambasivarao

January 2011

Study on the leaching of mercury from compact fluorescent lamps using stripping voltammetry

A study had been done on the determination of the amount of mercury present in an average CFL and the amount of mercury leached from the CFLs into the soil from where they are dumped. The extraction of the mercury from CFLs and the polluted soil was done by acid digestion. The electrochemical analytical method called Anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV) which is based on the potential dependent current...

Author(s): P. S. Harikumar, Amit Dhruvan, Sabna V. and Babitha A

January 2011

Use of biochemical biomarkers in the ecological risk assessment of permetrin pesticide exposure

Biochemical biomarkers were used in ecological risk assessment of pesticide exposure. The experiments were carried out on six weeks old poultry birds (Gallus domesticus) weighing between 400 and 600 g (12 birds) and were divided into four groups of three birds each. The poultry birds were exposed for four weeks to different concentrations (1, 5 and 10%) of a locally manufactured insect powder called...

Author(s): Ethelbert U. Ezeji, Ernest A. Anyalogbu and Christopher M. Duru

January 2011

The effects of lihocin toxicity on protein metabolism of the fresh water edible fish, Channa punctatus (Bloch)

In vivo evaluations were made to assess the pesticide activity of lihocin against fresh water fishChanna punctatus and its ultimate mode of action on fish protein metabolism. Biochemical studies show that after exposing the fish to sub lethal dose of lihocin, total protein levels significantly decreased while FAA, glutamine, alkaline phosphatases, acid phosphatases, AlAT, AAT, GDH, AMP deaminase and adenosine...

Author(s): Abdul Naveed, C. Janaiah and P. Venkateshwarlu