ASSESSMENT OF CADMIUM TOXICITY ON THE RED BLOOD CELLS OF AQUATIC LIFE.
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Concentration of aquatic environment with heavy metals has become a matter of great concern because of their toxicity, persistence and bioaccumulation. Cadmium is widely distributed in aquatic environments and is an extremely toxic metal commonly found in industrial settings as a key component in the production of batteries, pigments, coatings and electroplating. Fish play an integral role in the aquatic ecosystem food web and any effects that change the population structure of fish may also alter community and food web dynamics. The consumption of fish is recommended because it is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been associated with health benefits due to its cardio-protective effects. However, the content of heavy metals such as Cadmium discovered in some makes it difficult to establish clearly the role of fish consumption on a healthy diet. The present study is planned to determine the abnormal morphology of RBC in fish Labeo rohita at different concentration of Cadmium.
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[Alkesh I. Shah. (2017); ASSESSMENT OF CADMIUM TOXICITY ON THE RED BLOOD CELLS OF AQUATIC LIFE. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (1). 685-688] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2799 DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2799
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