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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Earthworm Glutathione-Glutathione-S-Transferase: A Biomarker in Ecological Risk Assessment

  • Open or Close Sulata Maity1* and Shibani Chaudhury2

    1 Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, India

    2 2Department of Environmental Studies, Visva-Bharati Santiniketan, India

    *Corresponding author: GCS Negi, GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora, Uttarakhand, India

Submission: May 15, 2018; Published: July 16, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2018.03.000565

ISSN 2578-0336
Volume3 Issue3


Modernization of human society generates numerous chemical from different sources and stimulate serious hazard to the ecosystem. Consequently, people are exposed to thousands of chemicals on daily basis by food, air, water, soil, dust, or the products we use without knowing their harmful effect. It’s not easy for people to identify if those chemicals are risky to their wellbeing or not. These encountered problems require immediate scientific attention to find appropriate and cost effective solutions. Most ecological risk assessments are based on chemical residue analysis of environmental parameters, such as surface water, sediments and soils in addition to determination of species diversity and density of wildlife, though the biological significance of measured chemical concentrations are not so specific and quantitative [1]. Chemical analysis cannot predict actual bio available chemicals, assumed that it is 100% as obtained from analysis of environmental matrix.

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