Journal of Science and Geosciences

Physico-chemical tests on Madaran sukudai to confirm the presence of formalin and the toxicological effects of its consumption on the white albino rats


Raina Aman

Physico-chemical analyses have been carried out on concentrated Madaran sukudai, diluted M. sukudai and pure formalin. Both the infrared and UV-visible spectroscopic studies on the three solutions revealed that the madaran sukudai is essentially a dilute formalin solution. Toxicological studies of the effect of M. sukudai on the white albino rats were also carried out. The results showed that there was significant increase in the enzymes (Alanine aminotransferase, ALT) activities in the heart and liver of these rats with no significant increase in Aspartate aminotransferase, AST) activities when compared to the control.


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