Genotoxic Effects of Airborne Agents

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 658 pages
For at least 40 years there has been a great interest in the problems created by infectious airborne agents and other toxic sub stances transported through the air. During the Second World War, this problem grew out of the very high incidence of upper respira tory infections appearing in new military recruits who were brought together in very large, open quarters. As a result, very interest ing methods were developed to measure these airborne agents, espe cially bacteria, and some important methods were refined for their control. These methods primarily concentrated on ultraviolet radia tion, propylene glycol and other means to reduce the dust in an en vironment. Because of the specialized circumstances at that time the whole consideration of airborne particles became prominent. Now, with the new strides in the recognition of mutagenic and carcinogenic effects attributed to exposure to airborne chemicals from today's technology, the problem has again become quite promi nent. The development of experimental chambers has made it possible to conduct studies under carefully controlled conditions.
 

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Contents

ASSAY AND EXPOSURE TECHNOLOGY
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Assay and Exposure Technology of In Vitro
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Lung Cells Grown on Cellulose Membrane Filters
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Plant Bioassays for the Detection
121
Environmental Clastogens Detected
141
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Effects of Formaldehyde
353
The Microbial Mutagenicity of Nitroarenes
369
Mutagenic Effects in Human and Mouse
397
and Its Daughters
411
Multiple Tissue Comparisons of Sister Chromatid
433
An Overview of Ethyl Carbamate Urethane
443
MONITORING AND RISK ASSESSMENT
461
Thioguanine Resistent Lymphocytes
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Plant Genetic Systems with Potential
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Animal Exposure Technology for
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Techniques for the Generation
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Problems Associated with Assessing the Mutagenicity
209
AIRBORNE AGENTS
225
Cytogenetic Effects of Inhaled
254
Benzene Leukemogenesis
277
Genetic Effects of Ethylene Dibromide
291
Mutagenic and Oncogenic Effects
301
A Model Carcinogen
329
Inhalation Anesthetics
345
Detection of Point Mutations
507
Extrapolation of Genotoxic Data
519
Molecular Dosimetry as a Bridge Between
527
Is Radiation an Appropriate Model
539
Session
553
CONTRIBUTED PAPERS
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PhotonEmitting Microorganisms as Test
607
Detection of Genotoxic Airborne
619
The Induction of Sister Chromatid Exchange
633
Deaths in Pathfor Kentucky
641
AGENT INDEX
651
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