J. Phys. IV France
Volume 107, May 2003
Page(s) 935 - 934

J. Phys. IV France
107 (2003) 935
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030452

Effects of electroplating effluent on haematological parameters of Oreochromis mossambicus

P.S. Navaraj1 and A.K. Kumaraguru2

1  P.G. Department of Zoology, Yadava College, Madurai, India
2  School of Energy, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 625021, India

Fresh water fish, Oreochromis mossambicus was exposed to Electroplating effluent with a view to check the hematological changes as a function of time and effluent concentration. Increase in time and concentration always produced a declining value of RBC, Hb, Ht and WBC. This level is statistically significant in most of the test concentrations and in the experimental duration. The calculated MCV, MCH and MCHC also exhibit the same trend in all the selected sub lethal concentrations of the effluent, which is also found to be time and dose dependent.

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