Application of Quick and Simple Plant Bioassays to Assess the Genotoxicity of Environmental Pollutants — Detection of Potential Health Hazards of Air, Water and Soil contaminants

  • Te-Hsiu Ma
Part of the Archives of Toxicology book series (TOXICOLOGY, volume 17)

Abstract

Pollution has been created by human activities for the fulfillment of the greedy desires of human beings for comfort, convenience and enjoyment ever since the invention of the wheel. However, the intensity and severity of pollution has emerged as a serious and grave problem only in the last few decades. In order to reduce pollution to a tolerable level, and thus avoid the eventual total destruction of the ecosystem and at the same time to minimize human affliction and misery of human suffering, the pollution problem should be faced in realistic terms.

Keywords

Toxicity Sludge Fluoride Income Radar 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Te-Hsiu Ma
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Environmental Mutagenesis, Department of Biological SciencesWestern Illinois UniversityMacombUSA

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