|Document ID (ISN)||20899|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0028-0836 - Nature
|Convention or series no.
||O'Riordan M.L., Evans H.J.
||Absence of significant chromosome damage in males occupationally exposed to lead.
||4 Jan. 1974, Vol.247, No.5435, p.50-53. 20 ref.
||A study of the extent of chromosome damage in a population of men occupationally exposed to oxides of lead. 70 male workers employed by a shipbreaking yard were investigated. The results do not indicate an increased chromosome aberration frequency in the peripheral blood lymphocytes of individuals chronically exposed to high levels of lead. Difficulties which may be encountered in the interpretation of chromosome aberration data are discussed, and the conflicting results of previous studies into the possible mutagenic effects of lead are evaluated.
||gas cutting; lead; chromosome changes; shipbreaking; lead tetroxide
||mutagenic effects; long-term exposure; survey
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Lead and compounds
Welding and cutting