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Impact of Distillery Soil Leachate on Haematology of Swiss Albino Mice (Mus musculus)

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This study reports significant alterations in various haematological parameters such as red and white blood corpuscles counts, haemoglobin content and packed cell volume in adult Swiss albino mice orally administered with diluted distillery soil leachate (5%–20%) for 30 days. Soil leachate also affected red blood cell morphology (poikilocytosis). The haematology of exposed mice improved in the reversal groups. Present study infers contamination potential of distillery soil leachate in the groundwater.

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Authors wish to express their sincere thanks to the Head, Department of Zoology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, to provide technical support, DBT, New Delhi, for financial support and CSIR, New Delhi for awarding Research Associateship to Dr. Shweta Sharma.

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Sharma, S., Sharma, A., Singh, P.K. et al. Impact of Distillery Soil Leachate on Haematology of Swiss Albino Mice (Mus musculus). Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 79, 273–277 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-007-9225-4

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Keywords

  • Distillery soil leachate
  • Haematology
  • Swiss albino mice