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Main Title Genotoxicity of Industrial Wastes and Effluents. A Review.
Author Houk, V. S. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Genetic Bioassay Branch.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/318;
Stock Number PB92-227594
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Industrial wastes ; Toxicity ; Reviews ; Genetics ; Bioassay ; Water quality ; Refineries ; Chemical industry ; Paper industry ; Public health ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-227594 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/01/1993
Collation 50p
A review of the literature published on the genotoxicity of industrial wastes and effluents using short-term genetic bioassays is presented in the document. The importance of this task arises from the ubiquity of genotoxic compounds in the environment and the need to identify the sources of contamination so that efforts aimed at control and minimization can be implemented. Of even greater significance is the immediate concern for the welfare of human health and the environment. Subheadings of the document include an introduction, a summary of the various genetic bioassays that have been used to test industrial wastes, a compendium of methods commonly used to prepare crude waste samples for bioassay, and a review of the genetic toxicity of wastes and effluents. Wastes have been grouped according to major industrial source. Within each industrial category, a synopsis of individual studies is presented, followed by an interpretation of results on an industry-wide basis.