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Document ID (ISN)39260
CIS number 83-479
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fleig I., Petri N., Stocker W.G., Thiess A.M.
Title Cytogenetic analysis of blood lymphocytes of workers exposed to formaldehyde in formaldehyde manufacturing and processing
Bibliographic information Dec. 1982, Vol.24, No.12, p.1009-1012. 18 ref.
Abstract Cytogenetic evaluation of 15 workers who had been exposed to formaldehyde when manufacturing and processing this chemical for between 23 and 35 years (average 28 years). The mean formaldehyde concentrations at the workplaces did not exceed 5ppm before 1971 and 1ppm after that date. Analyses of the data for aberrant cells, including chromatid and isochromatid gaps, did not reveal any significant difference in the incidences of chromosomal aberrations between the exposed workers and controls. There is no evidence at present that formaldehyde may cause mutagenic effects in mammals and man.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; chromosome changes; chemical industry
Descriptors (secondary) long-term exposure; comparative study; cytogenetic studies
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Chemical industry
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures