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Main Title Comparison of the Mutagenicity of Sewage Sludges.
Author Hopke, P. K. ; Plewa, M. J. ; Stapleton, P. L. ; Weaver, D. L. ;
CORP Author Illinois Univ. at Urbana-Champaign. Inst. for Environmental Studies.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-807009; EPA/600/J-84/241;
Stock Number PB85-177814
Additional Subjects Sewage sludges ; Mutagens ; Bioassay ; Illinois ; Extractions ; Solid waste disposal ; Water pollution ; Soil analysis ; Transport properties ; Reprints ; Land disposal ; Toxic substances
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NTIS  PB85-177814 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Samples of five municipal sewage sludges from Illinois cities have been subjected to a multiorganism testing program to determine the presence or absence of mutagenic activity. Chicago sludge has been the most extensively tested by using the Salmonella/microsome reverse mutation assay, the micronucleus test in Tradescantia, the wx locus assay in Zea mays, and sister chromatid exchange induction in human lymphocytes. Mutagenic activity has been observed in the sludges from Chicago and Sauget, Illinois. Sludges form primarily domestic sewage do not apparently contain significant mutagenic activity. (Copyright (c) 1984 American Chemical Society.)