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Mutagencity Assessment of Textile Dyes using AMES Test

Author(s): Harpreet Kaur and Gursharan Singh Kainth

Ludhiana city of Punjab is famous for dyeing and printing of textile fabric. Every day, increase usage of chemical-based dyestuff release into the natural surface water body (Buddha Nallah) which destroys the environment and proved to be a great ecological hazard. The workers in these industries have no control over pace and space of exposure. Both untreated as well as treated effluents from these industries are released into surface waters through the drainage systems. But many dyes was proved to be carcinogenic to the people of Ludhiana city a complete evaluation safety of these dyes include assessment of mutagencity of these dyes. Five dyes textile dyes from Ludhiana city were collected from textile industries present near Buddha nalah and tested for their mutagencity by using Ames test with the strain Salmonella typhimrium TA 100

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