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Document ID (ISN)36155
CIS number 81-1402
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Thiess A.M., Schwegler H., Fleig I., Stocker W.G.
Title Mutagenicity study of workers exposed to alkylene oxides (ethylene oxide/propylene oxide) and derivatives.
Bibliographic information May 1981, Vol.23, No.5, p.343-347. 26 ref.
Abstract Mutagenicity studies were carried out on lymphocyte cultures. Workers were classified as having; exposure > 20 years; < 20 years; long-term exposure and an accident (ethylene oxide inhalation or skin contact); an accident with only brief exposure. Only workers exposed for more than 20 years showed a significant increase in the chromosome aberration rate.
Descriptors (primary) mutagenic effects; chromosome changes; propylene oxide; ethylene oxide
Descriptors (secondary) in vitro experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Ethers
Ethylene oxide
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures