EFFECT OF ASCORBIC ACID AGAINST LEAD (Pb) TOXICITYAbstract
Present study deals with effect of Vit. C against lead toxicity animals were divided into three groups of six rats each. One group of served as control which received only vehicle, second group was given lead acetate at a dose level of 0.3mg/ml for 7, 14 days chronically and third group received Vit. C (0.15mg/100ml) along with lead acetate and result were analyzed for hematological parameter i.e. RBC, WBC count and haemoglobin. It was noticed that hematological parameters were reduced due to lead acetate-treatment but when Vit. C was given along with lead the values tend to be normal at 14 days which suggest that Vit. C is a good antioxidant is overcome lead toxicity.
Farhan Ali*, Kusum Singh, Sapna Rani, Vinita Ahirwar and Shaista Khan
Department of Zoology, Institute of Basic Sciences, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi (UP), India
15 May, 2010
14 July, 2010
13 August, 2010
15 September, 2010