Organic Compounds

Another group of nonbiogenic hazardous pollutants found in algal samples include organic compounds such as polychlorinated biphenyls. In rat studies these compounds were shown to be involved in carcinogenesis. In addition the liver is quite sensitive to the effects of these compounds, resulting in increased organ weight, hypertrophy, and proliferation of smooth endoplasmic reticulum.37 Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, on the other hand, are also significant pollutants showing mutagenic and carcinogenic effects on experimental animals.55 No reports about either of these compounds in Spirulina were found.

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