Biomonitoring of exposure in workplaces has gained importance in evaluation of human health hazards. Since occupational exposure to petroleum hydrocarbons may have deleterious effects, genotoxicity risk among 200 fuel filling station attendants (FFSAs) and 200 matched controls was investigated.

The Indian economy grew a robust 8.8 per cent in April-June 2010, its highest in 12 quarters, but a closer study of the CSO data released today reveals worry lines for the next three quarters of the current financial year.

While growth in private consumption expenditure, that makes up almost 58 per cent of the demand-side GDP, is almost flat in Q1 this year over April-June 2009, government cons