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Genotoxicity of Acqueous Elutions of Industrial Soils

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The genotoxicity of industrial soils was evaluated. A single cell electrophoresis assay or comet assay, using eleocyte cells of Eisenia foetida, was performed to assess the genotoxicity of aqueous elutions. These were obtained from industrial soils containing metals. All soil samples meet the environmental quality guidelines for metal concentrations. However, elutions have produced genotoxic effects at dilutions as low as 6%. Total metal concentrations for each aqueous elution could express synergistic effects of these compounds.

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Di Marzio, W.D., Sáenz, M.E., Montivero, C. et al. Genotoxicity of Acqueous Elutions of Industrial Soils. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 79, 483–487 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-007-9284-6

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Keywords

  • Genotoxicity
  • Metals
  • Comet assay