Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences




In this study effects of alcohol and passive smoking on certain hematological variables were studied in 137 female and 85 male adult Swiss albino mice. The animals of both sexes were divided into four groups serving as controls, and alcohol (ALC), passive cigarette (PCS) and ALC+PCS exposure traits. Exposures were made with 10%, 20% or 30% v/v alcohol in drinking water, and 4, 8 or 12-lit cigarettes per cage and day for the 1^{st}, 2^{nd} and 3^{rd} to 7^{th} weeks of the experiment, respectively. Blood was collected at the end of the experiment from tail tip for determination of hematological variables. The data were analyzed via M-ANOVA. A p value of Keywords: Alcohol, passive smoking, blood cells, erythrocyte fragility, mouse

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