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Neoplastic risk among workers exposed to vinyl chloride.
Waxweiler-RJ; Stringer-W; Wagoner-JK; Jones-J; Falk-H; Carter-C
Ann NY Acad Sci 1976 May; 271(1):40-48
A study of workers exposed to vinyl-chloride shows an excessive number of deaths due to cancer of the liver, lung, lymphatic and central nervous systems. The evidence, both epidemiologically and histopathologically, points to vinyl-chloride (75014) as the causal agent in the etiology of such excessive cancer risk. The observation of the carcinogenicity of vinyl-chloride, first in animals and subsequently in man, strongly supports the need for animal bioassays prior to the introduction of chemical or other agents into the industrial or community environment.
Lung-cancer; Liver-cancer; NIOSH-Author; Toxic-substances; Plastics-industry; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Liver-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Hazardous-materials; Lymphatic-system-disorders; Nervous-system-disorders; Chemical-industry-workers; Mortality; Screening; Hazards; Carcinogens; Epidemiology
Issue of Publication
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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