Proceedings of the 4th International Scientific Conference of Hawler Medical University
Cytogenetic study among chemical bombardment survivors in Shekh Wasan and Balisan valley Kurdistan Region-Iraq
Sheeman Hameed Mohammed, College of Nursing, Hawler Medical University
Hazha Jamal Hedayat, College of Education, Salahaddin University
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Published: 11 Nov 2018
This study was performed randomly on 40 individuals selected within a specific period, between January 2014 to October 2014 in order to a certain whether or not a sample of chemical weapons used on Shekh Wasan and Balisan valley on 16 April 1987, have incurred genetic damage. The study showed that the chromosomal aberration is a very sensitive and widely applied assay used as a bioindicator of genetic damage induced by an environmental agent or clastogen. In the current study a group of 40 chemical bombardment survivors there were 15 individuals have different types of chromosome aberrations, including (ring chromosome 52.5%, dicentric chromosome 30%, chromosome break with fragment 57.5%, chromatid interchange (quadriradial) 27.5%, chromatid interchange (triradial) 27.5%.
Keywords: Chromosomal Abberation; Chemical Weapons; Clastogen.