Seven water samples collected from Vienna and Salzburg areas in Austria were tested for their clastogenicity with the Tradescantia-micronucleus (Trad-MCN) assay. There was no indication of clastogenic activity in two drinking water samples; likewise, samples from two major rivers (Danube and Salzburg) and of a river that received effluents from a paper mill also gave negative results. Urban river water as well as ground water samples which were collected near an industrial waste dump site caused a statistically significant and dose dependent increase of the MCN frequencies. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Mutation Research - Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis|
|State||Published - May 19 1999|
- Tradescantia micronucleus assay
- Water sample