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      Mutagenesis; metal toxicity; mammalian genetics; pollutants; carcinogen

    • Abstract


      The use of metals for human benefit started more than 6000 years ago. Their harmful effects were noted much later, with the growing consciousness about environmental hazards. The different industrial processes and other adjuncts of industrial revolution have added considerably to the quantities of such metal occurring under natural conditions. An appreciable proportion enters into the formation of aerosols, known to be toxic to living systems. Assessment of the hazards posed by metal effluents and their mode of action are therefore gaining considerable importance as a part of environment protection.

    • Author Affiliations


      Ashok Kumar Giri1 Ratna Banerjee1 2 Geeta Talukder1 Archana Sharma1 2

      1. Department of Pathology and Bacteriology, Institute for Post-graduate Medical Education and Research, Calcutta - 700 020, India
      2. Human Genetics Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, 35, Ballygunj Circular Road, Calcutta - 700 019, India
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