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Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Vol.56 No.3 July 2005. -

One of the negative environmental impacts of the last armed conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina was the use of radioactive ammunition containing depleted uranium. The United Nations Environment Programme measurements detected higher radioactivity at several examined sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina. One of those places is in the area of Hadžiæi, close to Sarajevo. This research included an evaluation of genetic load in human lymphocytes due to exposure to depleted uranium. The study included individuals who were located in the area of Hadžići and who were directly exposed to depleted uranium. The control blood samples were taken from individuals who lived in West Herzegovina which is considered environmentally uncontaminated. The results of the micronucleus cytochalasin-B test in peripheral blood lymphocytes showed increased micronuclei frequencies in the exposed group.

Bosnia and Herzegovina; depleted uranium; environmental genotoxicity; human lymphocytes; micronucleus; peripheral blood



Author: Anja Krunić - Sanin Haverić - Slavka Ibrulj -

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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