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Document ID (ISN)32561
CIS number 79-1970
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Daisey J.M., Mukai F.
Title Short-term in vitro bioassays - Applicability to air monitoring in the coal conversion and shale oil industries.
Bibliographic information Sep. 1979, Vol.40, No.9, p.823-828. 21 ref.
Abstract The types of bioassay presently available are reviewed. These tests detect agents that cause damage to DNA which may lead to mutations, cancer, birth defects and other diseases. The results of these tests do not permit direct assessment of the human health hazard, and the choice of appropriate comparison, such as ambient air, is discussed. The advantages and limitations of the bioassays are considered.
Descriptors (primary) coal by-products industry; harmful substances; determination in air; oil shale industry; experimental pathology
Descriptors (secondary) mutagens; carcinogens; in vitro experiments; DNA; hazard evaluation; teratogens
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry