Comparison of the Mutagenicity of Sewage Sludges

Philip K. Hopke, Michael Jacob Plewa, Patricia L. Stapleton, Danny L. Weaver

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Abstract

Samples of five municipal sewage sludges from Illinois cities have been subjected to a multiorganism testing program to determine the presence or absence of mutagenic activity. Chicago sludge has been the most extensively tested by using the Salmonella/microsome reverse mutation assay, the micronucleus test in Tradescantia, the wx locus assay in Zea mays, and sister chromatid exchange induction in human lymphocytes. Mutagenic activity has been observed in the sludges from Chicago and Sauget, IL. Sludges from primarily domestic sewage do not apparently contain significant mutagenic activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)909-916
Number of pages8
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume18
Issue number12
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StatePublished - Dec 1984

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Hopke, P. K., Plewa, M. J., Stapleton, P. L., & Weaver, D. L. (1984). Comparison of the Mutagenicity of Sewage Sludges. Environmental Science and Technology, 18(12), 909-916. https://doi.org/10.1021/es00130a004

Comparison of the Mutagenicity of Sewage Sludges. / Hopke, Philip K.; Plewa, Michael Jacob; Stapleton, Patricia L.; Weaver, Danny L.

In: Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 18, No. 12, 12.1984, p. 909-916.

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Hopke, PK, Plewa, MJ, Stapleton, PL & Weaver, DL 1984, 'Comparison of the Mutagenicity of Sewage Sludges', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 909-916. https://doi.org/10.1021/es00130a004
Hopke, Philip K. ; Plewa, Michael Jacob ; Stapleton, Patricia L. ; Weaver, Danny L. / Comparison of the Mutagenicity of Sewage Sludges. In: Environmental Science and Technology. 1984 ; Vol. 18, No. 12. pp. 909-916.
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