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The toxicology of arsenic: carcinogenic effects.
Health effects of occupational lead and arsenic exposure, a symposiumCincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-134, 1976 Feb; :265-270
The carcinogenic effects of arsenic are reviewed. Included are the history of observations since the 1820's among exposed workers, attempts at producing experimental arsenic (7440382) cancer, recent epidemiological data implicating arsenic as the cause of respiratory cancer. More arsenic carcinogenesis studies are recommended, possibly with primates, to clarify doubtful and uncertain findings as to its role in the etiology of cancer.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-75-0026; Toxic-substances; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-cancer; Carcinogens; Carcinogenicity; Toxicity; Hazards
Health effects of occupational lead and arsenic exposure, a symposium.
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