The genotoxic and biochemical characteristic effect of environmental pollutants generated in a rubber tyre industry workers was investigated on biochemical characteristic of 15 workers exposed for different periods and compared with an equal number of unexposed controls matched in respect of age, sex, social status, period of exposures, smoking habits and drug intake, if any. Chromosomal aberrations (CA), hematological parameters, selected bio-chemical parameters and enzymic antioxidants were analysed . All the parameters showed a significant increase (p < 0.05) in the exposed sample compared with controls The environmental pollutants generated in rubber industry were thus found to be genotoxic and tobacco smoke was found to enhance the genotoxic effect.
Indra, M. and Bhuvaneshwari, V.
"Biological Monitoring and Chromosomal Aberration of Workers in Rubber Industry,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 68.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/68