EFFECT OF FORMALIN EXPOSURE IN THE LIVER, KIDNEY AND SPLEEN OF ALBINO RATS: A MORPHOLOGICAL AND HISTOLIGICAL STUDY
Dr. Jayant Kumar Verma, Dr. N. N. Srivastav, Kishor Gupta and Dr. Adil Asghar*
formalin is used as disinfectant for preservation of museum specimens, preservation of surgical and pathology specimens, as a fumigating agent in operation theatres, for preservation of cadavers in anatomy department, in plastic industries, in dyeing and hardening of celluloid. Formalin has many side effects because of which the importance of this study increases many times. The person working in the atmosphere of fumes of formalin may have respiratory irritation and have rhinorhoea and discharge of water from eye on direct exposure. The present study is based on universal use of formalin in various industries including the various departments of medical sciences. The aim of study is to observe changes in Lungs and Thyroid gland in albino rats due to inhalation exposure of formalin fumes.
Keywords: rhinorhoea, Lungs and Thyroid gland.
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