Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2000, pp. 216-218. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 3, 2000, pp. 238-240. Original Russian Text Copyright 9 2000 by Kryukov. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS The Effect of the Pulse Electromagnetic Field on the Frequencies of Micronuclei Induced by Lead in the Red Blood Cells of Anuran Larvae V. I. Kryukov Research Institute for New Medical Technologies, Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation, pr. Lenina 108, Tula, 300026 Russia Received April 6, 1999 Key words: amphibians, micronucleus test, lead, electromagnetic field Technogenic environmental pollution results in the stages 46 and 47 of development (Dabagyan and intensive accumulation of heavy metals, including lead, Sleptsova, 1975). Animals were divided into 18 groups, in many ecosystems. Anthropogenic sources of lead seven larvae in each. Group 1 was a control group. Lar- pollution are industrial and domestic wastewater; gases vae of groups 2-9 were placed for six hours in lead and dust discharged from heat power plants; metallur- nitrate solution with final Pb § concentrations of 0.2, gical, chemical, and other industrial enterprises; and 0.4, 0.6, 0.8,1.0, 1.4, 2.8, and 5.6 mg/l, respectively. exhausts from car engines burning leaded fuel. In some These concentrations were chosen because
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