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Induction of sister chromatid exchanges in traffic policemen exposed to vehicular exhaust.
Mutat Res. 2006 Jul 14; 606(1-2):80-4.MR

Abstract

In urban areas there is an explosive growth of population and the number of automobiles. The ever-increasing vehicular traffic density is posing continued threat to the ambient air quality. Traffic policemen as a group of workers are exposed occupationally to the pollutants from vehicular exhaust. Sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) as a biomarker of the pollutant's effect, were analyzed in peripheral blood lymphocytes of 85 traffic policemen and 60 control subjects. There was a significant increase in the mean SCEs+/-S.D./cell in the exposed group (9.31+/-5.29) when compared to the controls (4.18+/-1.85). Thus the present study concludes that vehicular exhaust might induce cytogenetic damage in traffic police. Further, the more pronounced frequency of SCEs observed in the smoking traffic policemen than in the non-smoking group suggests the joint effect of smoking and vehicular exhaust.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Environmental Toxicology, Institute of Genetics and Hospital for Genetic Diseases, Osmania University, Begumpet, Hyderabad 500016, Andhra Pradesh, India. sreedevi_vreey@yahoo.co.inNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16697248

Citation

Sreedevi, Varre, et al. "Induction of Sister Chromatid Exchanges in Traffic Policemen Exposed to Vehicular Exhaust." Mutation Research, vol. 606, no. 1-2, 2006, pp. 80-4.
Sreedevi V, Hemaprasad M, Sandhyadevi G, et al. Induction of sister chromatid exchanges in traffic policemen exposed to vehicular exhaust. Mutat Res. 2006;606(1-2):80-4.
Sreedevi, V., Hemaprasad, M., Sandhyadevi, G., & Reddy, P. P. (2006). Induction of sister chromatid exchanges in traffic policemen exposed to vehicular exhaust. Mutation Research, 606(1-2), 80-4.
Sreedevi V, et al. Induction of Sister Chromatid Exchanges in Traffic Policemen Exposed to Vehicular Exhaust. Mutat Res. 2006 Jul 14;606(1-2):80-4. PubMed PMID: 16697248.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Induction of sister chromatid exchanges in traffic policemen exposed to vehicular exhaust. AU - Sreedevi,Varre, AU - Hemaprasad,Mundluru, AU - Sandhyadevi,Gundimeda, AU - Reddy,Penagaluru Pardhanandana, Y1 - 2006/05/11/ PY - 2005/05/06/received PY - 2006/03/17/revised PY - 2006/03/23/accepted PY - 2006/5/16/pubmed PY - 2006/7/28/medline PY - 2006/5/16/entrez SP - 80 EP - 4 JF - Mutation research JO - Mutat Res VL - 606 IS - 1-2 N2 - In urban areas there is an explosive growth of population and the number of automobiles. The ever-increasing vehicular traffic density is posing continued threat to the ambient air quality. Traffic policemen as a group of workers are exposed occupationally to the pollutants from vehicular exhaust. Sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) as a biomarker of the pollutant's effect, were analyzed in peripheral blood lymphocytes of 85 traffic policemen and 60 control subjects. There was a significant increase in the mean SCEs+/-S.D./cell in the exposed group (9.31+/-5.29) when compared to the controls (4.18+/-1.85). Thus the present study concludes that vehicular exhaust might induce cytogenetic damage in traffic police. Further, the more pronounced frequency of SCEs observed in the smoking traffic policemen than in the non-smoking group suggests the joint effect of smoking and vehicular exhaust. SN - 0027-5107 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16697248/Induction_of_sister_chromatid_exchanges_in_traffic_policemen_exposed_to_vehicular_exhaust_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1383-5718(06)00079-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -