Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1981;7(4):241-251    pdf

doi:10.5271/sjweh.2552

Biological monitoring in the identification of the cancer of individuals exposed to chemical carcinogens.

by Vainio H, Sorsa M, Rantanen J, Hemminki K, Aitio A

The effects of genotoxic agents may be manifest, through genetic damage in somatic or germinal cells, as tumors, malformations, genetic defects, or reduced fertility. The present article discusses the currently available theoretical and practical possibilities for measuring genotoxic exposures and their early effects on the human body. The authors also express their views about the actions necessary in cases of demonstrated occupational exposure to genotoxic chemicals.