The role of fruit juices in the prevention of aluminum sulphate toxicity in human blood in vitro


GEYİKOĞLU F. , TÜRKEZ H. , Keles S.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.14, no.10, pp.878-883, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.878-883

Abstract

Aluminum sulphate (Al-2(SO4)(3)) is used as a coagulant in treatment of water in many areas of the world. However, careful evaluation of the effects of aluminium compounds on health is necessary. With this aim, two doses of Al-2(SO4)(3) (10 and 20 mu g/mL) were used in human blood cultures. Apple, kiwi, melon, pear, rose hip, strawberry, tomato and watermelon juices were used as examples of foods (1 and 2 mg/mL) and their effectiveness were assessed in vitro following exposure to Al-2(SO4)(3) for the first time.