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Paracetamol and Ibuprofen effect on seed quality attributes of Triticum aestivum (Wheat)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Institute of Environmental Studies, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana-136119, India
  • 2Institute of Environmental Studies, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana-136119, India
  • 3Institute of Environmental Studies, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana-136119, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 7, Issue (7), Pages 44-48, July,22 (2018)


Pharmaceutical industries are increasing day by day due to increase in demands and need of medicines. The wastewater generated from these industries has organic and inorganic chemical compounds that cause many hazards to environment and disturb the ecological niche of living organisms. A laboratory scale experiment was conducted to find out the effect of synthetic solutions of Paracetamol and Ibuprofen on wheat seeds under laboratory conditions. After seven days, different growth parameters like per cent seed germination, vigour index (VI), shoot and root length, chlorophyll (Chl) content and dry and fresh weight were analyzed. The research indicates that synthetic solution of both the pharmaceutics i.e. Paracetamol and Ibuprofen has varying effect on different wheat seed growth parameters. It is therefore recommended that industrial effluents with such type of pharmaceutics must be treated before being disposed into the environment.


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