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In the framework of the programme Science and Technology for Environmental Protection (STEP), the European Community has launched a coordinated research project on the biomonitoring of human populations exposed to genotoxic environmental chemicals. This project is intended to assist the development of population monitoring systems designed to quantify the exposure to potential mutagenic chemicals in the environment, and to detect possible early effects. In its present phase the Biomonitoring Project consists of the development, comparison and intercalibration of advanced techniques for the quantification of molecular (target) dose and its comparison to external exposure. The approach is based on the detection of DNA and protein adducts, in relation to selected genetic end-points.

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Authors: MARAFANTE E, JRC Ispra (IT);SORS A, JRC Ispra (IT);FARMER P, MRC Toxicology Unit, Carshalton (GB);NATARAJAN A T, University of Leiden (NL);SORSA M, Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki (FI);WATERS R, School of Biological Sciences, Swansea (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Symposium on Trends in Biological Dosimetry, Lerici (IT), Oct. 23-27, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35817 ORA
Record Number: 199210074 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en