7.Effect of Lead Nitrate on serum protein profile in fish, Clarias batrachus
Praveen Kumar and Praveen Ojha
Lead has been recognized as a highly toxic cumulative element in man and animals. In industrialized nations during recent years, long-time exposure of animals to air-borne lead has been recognized as a health hazard. It has been found to have adverse effects on biochemical and histological conditions. Lead is included in a range of elements which have been called "heavy metals" and "trace metals" alternatively. As part of these trace metals, they enter the ocean and other waters as a result of natural processes and human activities via rivers, land run-off, dumping, the atmosphere and the sea weed. The serum proteins and albumin has been found to be decreased after lead nitrate treatment due to its toxic effect.