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Abstract

In spite of the limitations of the cytogenetic techniques, Biomonitoring with cytogenetics appears to be useful for detecting human exposure to genotoxic substances. To date, little progress has been made in estimating quantitatively the real human risk for the carcinogenic or genetic effects of actual human exposure. Biomonitoring studies in the human provide a direct indication of the effect of a given chemical in human somatic cells.

This is one of seven papers presented at the workshop, which was organised by the European Chemicals Bureau, a part of the Environment Institute of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy.

EUR 19912 EN, pp.25-39. Euro: Free of charge

Additional information

Authors: LAURENT C, Orme Laboratory, Uniiversity of Liège (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: A paper published in: Risk assessment: Occupational exposure. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Risk Assessment: Occupational Exposure, Copenhagen, 28-29 October 1997.
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-1357-3
Record Number: 200214882 / Last updated on: 2002-06-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en