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Table 1 convulsant effect of the intraperitoneal administration of untreated and treated industrial TW, OMW and PW in comparison with the pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) (90 mg/ml) in mice

From: Toxicities effects of pharmaceutical, olive mill and textile wastewaters before and after degradation by Pseudomonas putida mt-2

Treatment Onset of seizure Duration (s) Mortality (%)
PC 180.16 ± 33.66** 15 ± 1.16* 100
NG 0 0 0
Untreated TW 0 0 0
Untreated OMW 0 0 0
Untreated PW 230.5 ± 13.5** 17 ± 1.3* 0
treated TW 0 0 0
treated OMW 0 0 0
treated PW 0 0 0
  1. Positive control: pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) (90 mg/ml); Negative control: saline 10 ml/kg
  2. TW: Textile wastewater; OMW: olive Mill wastewater and PW: pharmaceutical wastewater
  3. Values are expressed as mean ± s.e.m. *P < 0.01; *P < 0.001 n = 6 animals