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Main Title Mutagenistic testing of industrial wastes from representative organic chemical industries
Author Stinnett, Susan. ; Noble, Don ; Brown, Elmer ; Love, Harry
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Matthews, John E.
CORP Author East Central Oklahoma State Univ., Ada.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory ;
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/2-81-007; EPA-R-806557
Stock Number PB81-155574
OCLC Number 32411180
Subjects Organic wastes--Toxicology ; Organic water pollutants--Physiological effect ; Mutagenicity testing
Additional Subjects Mutagens ; Water pollution ; Industrial wastes ; Bioassay ; Methodology ; Carcinogens ; Salmonella ; Procedures ; Organic compounds ; Ames test
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMBD  EPA/600/2-81/007 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 05/12/1995
NTIS  PB81-155574 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 24p. ; 28 cm.
The general applicability of the Ames test for screening wastewater samples was investigated. Application of the Ames test to raw and treated wastewaters from representative organic chemical industries involved the investigation of several problems: (1) the feasibility of using the Ames test to detect mutagens in wastewater samples; (2) the relative effectiveness of various waste treatment processes; (3) the mechanics of establishing an Ames testing program; and (4) the economics of using the test in routine environmental screening. Sample results were analyzed on the basis of relative increases in revertant colonies on test plates as compared to control spontaneous reversion plates. For a sample to be scored 'positive', six replicate test plates gave an average count of at least twice the control value. Of 46 samples provided, 6 were interpreted as positive, 22 were interpreted as negative, and 18 were not tested.
Caption title. "Jan. 1981." "EPA-600/2-81-007."