28/19 | General Article | Veterinary Anatomy and Histology

Effect of Polypropylene Plastic Residue on Histopathological Changes of the Small Intestine in Rattus Norvegicus

LitaRakhmaYustinasari, AuliaPuspa Amaris, Chairul Anwar, JokoLegowo, Hani Plumeriastuti, NoveHidayati and AgusWidodo

Veterinary Anatomy Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga Jl. Mulyorejo, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia 60115

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal July, 2019 : 96 (7) - pages 43 to 45
(Received: January, 2019, Accepted: February, 2019)


This study was conducted to investigate the effect of heating in palm oil with polypropylene plastic and the histopathological changes of rat small intestine. Eighteen rats(Rattusnorvegicus) divided into three groups. P0 (84 g palm oil) as a control, P1 (84 g palm oil with 2.3 g polypropylene plastic), and P2 (84 g palm oil with 6.81 g polypropylene plastic) were treated for 5 weeks. The histopathological changes of the small intestine were scored. Rats treated with polypropylene plastic displayed signicantly different (p<0.05) histopathological changes of the small intestine compared with the control. It was concluded that polypropylene plastic residue exposure caused a signicant damages on the small intestine in rats.

Key Words: Polypropylene plastic, palm oil, Rattusnorvegicus, small intestine, histopathology.

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