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Genetic effects associated with industrial chemicals.
Wagoner JK; Infante PF; Brown DP
Proceedings Conference on Women and the Workplace, June 17-19, 1976, Washington, DC. Bingham E, ed. Washington, DC: Society for Occupational and Environmental Health, 1977 Apr; :100-113
The mutagenic effects of occupational exposure to industrial chemicals are reviewed. Evidence about the toxicity of vinyl- chloride (75014) (VC) is summarized. The carcinogenicity and mutagenicity of VC is described. The need to investigate the chlorinated hydrocarbons that are structurally similar to VC is emphasized. Genetic effects in humans following occupational exposure to chloroprene (126998) are considered. Sociologic aspects of mutagenic exposures in the workplace also are discussed.
Organic-compounds; Mutagenesis; Vinyl-plastics; Industrial-hygiene; Genetic-disorders
Proceedings Conference on Women and the Workplace, June 17-19, 1976, Washington, D. C., Eula Bingham, editor; pages 100-113, 38 references
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