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Document ID (ISN)44925
CIS number 85-1935
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wulf H.C., Aasted A., Darre E., Niebuhr E.
Title Sister chromatid exchanges in fishermen exposed to leaking mustard gas shells
Bibliographic information 23 Mar. 1985, Vol.1, No.8430, p.690-691. 6 ref.
Abstract This letter to the editor reports on 11 cases of fishermen who were accidentally exposed to mustard gas leaking from gas shells dumped off the coast of Denmark after the Second World War. The shells, heavily corroded, are dug up by trawlers. In addition to skin and eye irritation, most cases showed significant mutagenic changes as revealed by the sister chromatid exchange test.
Descriptors (primary) mutagenic effects; deep-sea fishing; trawlers; toxic gases; mustard gas
Descriptors (secondary) Denmark; analysis of chromosome aberrations; industrial waste
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Organosulfur compounds
Fishing
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures