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Document ID (ISN)39827
CIS number 83-1047
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fredga K., Dńvring L., Sunner M., Bengtsson B.O., Elinder C., Sigtryggsson P., Berlin M.
Title Chromosome changes in workers (smokers and nonsmokers) exposed to automobile fuels and exhaust gases
Bibliographic information Sep. 1982, Vol.8, No.3, p.209-221. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract Blood samples were taken from drivers of diesel-engine trucks, drivers of gasoline-engine trucks, automobile inspectors, and a control group (12 subjects in each group). There was no evidence of a marked occupational effect, although a grave suspicion remains that working with diesel engines may increase the incidence of chromosome changes. Smokers showed significant or near significant increases in aberrations in 3 of the groups.
Descriptors (primary) motor fuel; road vehicles; chromosome changes; road transport; exhaust gases
Descriptors (secondary) diesel engines; comparative study; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Road transportation
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures