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Document ID (ISN)39607
CIS number 83-753
ISSN - Serial title 0171-5216 - Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lüchtrath H.
Title The consequences of chronic arsenic poisoning among Moselle wine growers - Pathoanatomical investigations of post-mortem examinations performed between 1960 and 1977
Bibliographic information Feb. 1983, Vol.105, No.2, p.173-182. 69 ref.
Abstract Post-mortem findings of 163 wine growers with chronic arsenic poisoning resulting from the use of arsenical insecticides in viniculture. Lung cancers were found in 66% of all wine growers affected; however, nearly the same amount of carcinomas or pre-carcinogenic changes in the skin were observed. The use of arsenic for insecticidal purposes in Germany was banned in 1942; however, this did not mean the eradication of arsenic poisoning. Modern theories of the carcinogenic action of arsenic, the question of tumour latency and the relation of specific cancers to arsenic exposure are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; arsenic and compounds; vineyards; chronic poisoning; insecticides
Descriptors (secondary) arsenic; autopsy; skin cancer; lung cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Agriculture
Arsenic and compounds
Inorganic substances