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Water Contamination and Environmental Mutagens

  • John C. Loper
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series

Abstract

Citizens of industrialized and developing nations share a common concern for safe water sources, but each group must contend with different priorities and problems. Examples of pollution involving surface, ground, and irrigation water are presented. The Salmonella mutagenesis assay has proven to be a valuable bioassay for detection and isolation of unknown water-borne mutagens, and is useful in monitoring the levels of mutagenic pesticides.

Keywords

Drinking Water Mutagenic Activity Water Contamination Allyl Chloride Environmental Mutagen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Loper
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Molecular GeneticsUniversity of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA

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