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: 208

Table of Content: May 2011; 3(5)

May 2011

Influence of age on sub-chronic toxicity of the aqueous extract of the leaves of Calotropis procera on rabbits

Calotropis procera is of the family Asclepiadaceae. The whole plant is toxic. The influence of age on sub-chronic toxicity of aqueous leaves extract was investigated in New Zealand White X local breed rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) of both sexes. 200 mg/kg body weight of the extract was daily administered orally by gavages during 42 days. Vital signs, body weight change, mortality, serum biochemistry, hematology...

Author(s): Pouokam Guy B., Hatem Ahmed, Christianna Dawurung, Aliyu Atiku Shamaki David and Okewole Philipe

May 2011

Evaluation of disease control and plant growth promotion potential of biocontrol agents on Pisum sativum and comparison of their activity with popular chemical control agent - carbendazim

The superiority of chemicals over biocontrol agents in terms of effective and quick disease control was confirmed in this research but the ill effects of chemicals on human health and environment are a major set back to application of chemical pesticides in the long run. In the present work, biocontrol agents showed significant control on Fusarium wilt disease of pea but the results were not consistent...

Author(s): Poornima Sharma

May 2011

Effect of sprouting on trypsin inhibitor of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)

With the increase role that legume protein plays in the world food supply, the nutritive quality related to trypsin inhibitor level is of major concern. The presence of trypsin inhibitors has been demonstrated in a wide variety of cereals and legumes. Rackis (1972) reported that an increase in nutritive value of soy flour paralleled the destruction of trypsin inhibitor activity. Liener (1974) suggested that trypsin...

Author(s): Malomo O., Ogunmoyela O. A. B. and Oluwajoba S. O.

May 2011

Prospects and processes of human waste management in the rural areas of Nigeria

The effect of indiscriminate defecation in the rural areas has degenerated into deadly disease such as, typhoid, tuberculosis, cholera, dysentery, diarrhoea etc. Even some of these killer diseases cause food poisoning when infecting human bodies by causing the various symptoms in some parts of the bodies, such symptoms include abdominal pains, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, prostration and vomiting. In the villages,...

Author(s): Otti V. I.