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Document ID (ISN)56610
CIS number 91-1604
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bernard A., Lauwerys R.
Title The mutagenic and carcinogenic risks of industrial chemicals
Original title Les risques mutagènes et cancérogènes des produits chimiques industriels [in French]
Bibliographic information 1989, Vol.50, No.8, p.779-790. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract This review article presents the mutagenic and carcinogenic risks of industrial chemicals, the mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis, the methods used for the detection of potential human carcinogens, the main industrial carcinogens (polycyclic hydrocarbons, asbestos, benzene, aromatic amines, halogenated hydrocarbons, alkylating agents, certain metals and their compounds) and the biological methods for identifying workers at risk in industry. Recent advances in the study of chemical carcinogenesis have led to the development of several methods permitting a more effective prevention of occupational cancer.
Descriptors (primary) mutagens; hazard evaluation; toxic substances; carcinogens
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; alkylating substances; halogenated hydrocarbons; benzene; exposure tests; aromatic amines; asbestos; polycyclic hydrocarbons; metals
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation