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Document ID (ISN)36593
CIS number 81-1991
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nordenson I., Sweins A., Dahlgren E., Beckman L.
Title A study of chromosomal aberrations in miners exposed to diesel exhausts
Bibliographic information Mar. 1981, Vol.7, No.1, p.14-17. 7 ref.
Abstract Cultured lymphocytes from a group of 14 miners 20-57 years of age, exposed underground to exhaust from diesel engines were examined for chromosome aberrations and compared with those of a control group of 15 office and construction workers. 5 members of each group were moderate smokers. No increased frequency of chromosomal aberrations was observed in the miners. The frequency of aberrations, both gaps and breaks, was found to be associated with smoking.
Descriptors (primary) diesel engines; chromosome changes; exhaust gases; underground work
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; comparative study; analysis of chromosome aberrations
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects