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Document ID (ISN)39816
CIS number 83-1041
ISSN - Serial title 0047-1879 - Japanese Journal of Industrial Health - Sangyō-Igaku
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nomiyama K.
Title Carcinogenicity of cadmium
Bibliographic information Jan. 1982, Vol.24, No.1, p.13-23. 98 ref.
Abstract Cd has been thought to be carcinogenic for 10 years. 98 papers on its carcinogenicity are reviewed. Ten papers describing epidemiological studies on Cd workers do not lead to a solid conclusion that Cd is carcinogenic. Chromosomal aberrations in Cd workers, tumorigenesis at the site of Cd injection in animals, and Leydig cell tumour formation in animals given subcutaneous injections of Cd all point to the possibility that Cd is a weak carcinogen.
Descriptors (primary) cadmium; carcinogens
Descriptors (secondary) genetic effects; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances