Nusair SD1, Abu Zarour YS2.
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2016 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print]The acute toxicity of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) was investigated in the earthworm Eisenia andrei using filter paper toxicity test. Protein content, catalase (CAT) activity, and histology of intestinal wall (chloragogen cells and intestinal epithelium) were investigated in earthworms exposed for 48 h to 0 (control), 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 ng/cm2 PCDD/Fs. The results showed an increase in the total protein content 1. Read More