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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 42-45

Human Health Hazard Posed by Textile Dyes: AGenotoxic Perspective


1 Department of Zoology, Khalsa College, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India
2 Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pooja Chadha
Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab - 143 005, India.
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Background: Thousands of workers are annually engaged in textile industries. The workers engaged in textile dyeing processes are occupationally exposed to different set of dyes. Methods: In the present study, a group of 38 workers from a dyeing unit including dyers (n = 30) and managers (n = 08) were assessed for genotoxicity using micronucleus test in buccal mucosal cells. An equal number of the subjects (n = 38) matched with the exposed individuals were chosen as controls. Results: The results showed a significant increase in the frequency of micronucleated (MNed) cells in the exposed group as compared to the controls (Mann Whitney, P<0.001). Conclusion: Our finding clearly indicated the genotoxic hazard related to dyes in textile industry workers.


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