Adverse Impact of Textile Dyes on the Aquatic Environment as well as on Human Beings

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  • Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar – 143005, Punjab ,IN
  • Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar – 143005, Punjab ,IN
  • Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar – 143005, Punjab ,IN



Accumulation, Carcinogenesis, Textile Dyes, Toxicity


Dyeing stages involved in textile processing are considered to be one of the major contributors to aquatic pollution. Dyes being highly persistent due to the chemical composition are considered to be one of the most detrimental groups. Textile dyes essentially affect the exquisite aspect of aquatic bodies by enhancing biochemical as well as chemical oxygen demand. It also attenuates photosynthesis, hinders the growth of plants and invades the food chain. The bioaccumulating potential promotes toxicity, carcinogenicity and mutagenicity. Therefore, the present review article aims to focus on the predominant effects of textile dye on in the aquatic environment particularly on algae, fish and ultimately on humans being.


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Mehra, S., Singh, M., & Chadha, P. (2021). Adverse Impact of Textile Dyes on the Aquatic Environment as well as on Human Beings. Toxicology International, 28(2), 165–176.



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Received 2021-01-21
Accepted 2021-03-16
Published 2021-05-31



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