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Effect of fly Ash Pollution on Fish Scales

Author Affiliations

  • 1Govt. V.Y.T. P.G. Autonomous Collage, Durg, C.G., INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 1, Issue (9), Pages 24-28, December,18 (2011)


Fly ash is a major pollutant containing As ,Cd, Zn, Cr, Co, Pb and Hg .When this pollutant finds its way in water ,it is bound to effect the fauna living there. Thus, the fishes were studied to see the effect of fly ash on them. The scales are the outer most extremities and the first structural protective layer for fishes. Thus its effect on scales was selected for this study. The study was done on Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambica) for 6 month exposure. In this study the changes of ultra structure of fish scales were observed.


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