Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1979;5(4):333-335    pdf

doi:10.5271/sjweh.2649

Increased frequency of chromosome aberrations in workers exposed to styrene.

by Högstedt B, Hedner K, Mark-Vendel E, Mitelman F, Schütz A, Skerfving S

Chromosomal aberrations in lymphocytes from peripheral blood were significantly more frequent in six workers from a plant manufacturing polyester resin boats (average 10.8 per 100 cells) than in six age-and sex-matched referents (5.2 per 100 cells). The contamination of the workroom air with styrene, as measured on three occasions within three years in different areas of the plant, was 50-400 mg/m3.