Mutagenic and Carcinogenic Chemicals in the Egyptian Agricultural Environment

  • A. H. El-Sebae
  • S. A. Soliman
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (volume 6)


Egypt is a semi-arid country where the roughly 2.5 million acres of arable land lie in the Nile River delta and valley. On this narrow strip, almost all of Egypt1s 42 million people live and work. The Nile water is used for irrigation as well as for industrial and domestic purposes. The river is also used for the disposal of agricultural waste water. Industrial wastes may also be flowing into the river and its tributaries.


Methyl Parathion Carcinogenic Chemical Organophosphorus Pesticide Nile Water Hepatocellular Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. El-Sebae
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. A. Soliman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pesticide ChemistryUniversity of Alexandria Research CenterAlexandriaEgypt
  2. 2.Faculty of AgricultureAlexandria UniversityAlexandriaEgypt

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