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Document ID (ISN)39094
CIS number 83-216
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Husgafvel-Pursiainen K., Kalliomńki P.L., Sorsa M.
Title A chromosome study among stainless steel welders
Bibliographic information Oct. 1982, Vol.24, No.10, p.762-766. 31 ref.
Abstract Possible chromosome damage among manual metal arc (MMA) welders of stainless steel, was studied following findings that welding fumes generated by MMA welding of stainless steel are mutagenic in several in vitro systems. Structural chromosome aberrations and sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) were also studied in peripheral-blood lymphocytes of 23 welders and 22 controls. No significant differences in the frequency of chromosome aberrations or SCEs were detected between the 2 groups. Smokers, both welders and controls, showed a significantly higher SCE rate than non-smokers.
Descriptors (primary) mutagenic effects; manual arc welding; chromosome changes; welding fumes; metal fumes
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Welding and cutting
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures