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Document ID (ISN)34489
CIS number 80-1957
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fredga K., Dävring L., Sunner M., Bengtsson B.O., Elinder C.G., Sigtryggsson P., Berlin M.
Title Chromosome changes in workers exposed to motor fuels and exhaust gases
Original title Kromosomförändringar hos arbetare exponerade för drivmedel och avgaser [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Rapport nr. 790320, Institutionerna för Genetik och Hygien, Lunds Universitet, Lund, Sweden, 1979, 62p. 28 ref. Price: Swe-kr.15.00.
Abstract Studies are reported in 12 drivers of diesel lorries, 12 drivers of petrol lorries, 12 motor vehicle inspectors, and 12 controls. There was a clear relation between smoking and chromosome changes. It was suspected that a working environment containing high concentrations of diesel fuel can cause an excess of chromosome breaks and of sister chromatid exchanges.
Descriptors (primary) diesel oil; motor fuel; chromosome changes; road vehicles; gas oil
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; smoking
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Road transportation
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures