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: July-December 2021; 13(2)

September 2021

Evaluation of the levels of selected heavy metals in leafy vegetables from irrigation farming sites in Jos, Plateau, Nigeria

Leafy vegetables are used in making soups, local salads and diverse forms of foods for human consumption is common in Africa. These vegetables include Brassica oleracea (cabbage), Phaseolus vulgaris (green beans) and Solanum lycopersicum (tomatoes). The area of study is famous for agriculture and mining activities; Farmers cultivate them on degraded farmlands polluted with metals; these vegetables absorb these metals...

Author(s): Samuel Y. Gazuwa and Ochube E. Olotuche

October 2021

Black carbon accumulation in extrapulmonary human tissues

Black carbon is a product of incomplete combustion and is associated with a number of adverse health outcomes in epidemiologic studies. To date, anatomic studies investigating the pathogenic mechanisms of black carbon in humans have confirmed black carbon particles accumulate in the lung and in the placenta of pregnant women, and are excreted in urine. In this feasibility study, the presence of black carbon particles...

Author(s): Rebecca Florsheim, Joseph P. Bressler, Gwendolyn Tsai, Natalia Drichko and Charles Steenbergen    

October 2021

Evaluation of practices favoring the development of mycotoxigenic molds in rice sold in the retail markets of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Mycotoxins constitute a real problem of public health because of their highly toxic effects for the populations. This study aims to evaluate the practices that favor aflatoxins and ochratoxin A development in rice sold on the markets of Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire). A food consumption survey was conducted among 45 traders and 135 consumers of rice in three markets in Abobo and Cocody communes. A simple, open-ended...

Author(s): Ahou Léticia LOUKOU, Aholia Jean-Baptiste ADEPO, Atsé N&#;sa Romaric ALLOH and Kouakou BROU  

November 2021

Acute and subacute toxicity studies of hydroethanolic extract of Baillonella toxisperma Pierre fruit pulp

Baillonella toxisperma Pierre, fruit pulp is largely used in traditional medicine. No toxicity study was done on this fruit pulp. The purpose of this study was to assess the acute and subacute toxicity of the hydroethanolic extract of the fruit pulp of B. toxisperma. An acute toxicity study was conducted at 2000 mg/kg of body weight as a 14-day limit test in Wistar albino rats. Throughout the experiment, general signs...

Author(s): Takuissu Nguemto Guy Roussel,, Edoun Ebouel Ferdinand Lanvin, Youovop Fotso Janvier Aimé, Ngondi Judith Laure and Oben Julius Enyong,

November 2021

Testicular toxicity of the ethanolic extract of the stems of Massularia acuminata (G. Don) Bullock ex Hoyl in rats

The ethanolic extract of the stems of Massularia acuminata is widely used in several regions of Côte d’Ivoire for the improvement of the male sexual performance. The study was carried out with a view to investigate the effect of long term use of the plant on rat. For this purpose, four groups of 6 rats each, aged 8 weeks and weighing on average 125 ± 23.16 g. Groups 2, 3 and 4 were treated repeatedly...

Author(s): Moussa GBOGBO, Mama KONE, Allali Eugene KOFFI, Félicité Ruth Krekpa WAPPO and Paul Angoué YAPO