Ozone Carcinogenesis and Co-Carcinogenesis and its Prevention

  • Carmia Borek
  • Augustinus Ong
  • Herbert Mason
  • Marco Zaider
  • Gisela Witz
  • Myron A. Mehlman


Ozone (O3), a reactive species of oxygen, is an important natural constituent of the atmosphere (1). Background levels of ozone in the lower atmosphere may range up to 0.1 ppm and are modified by geographic elevation, solar radiation and climatic conditions (2). Since some ozone effects are radiomlmetic its actions may be enhanced in the presence of ionizing radiation from background and/or man-made sources (3,4).


Ozone Exposure Photochemical Oxidant Hamster Embryo Cell Small Molecular Weight Compound Ozone Damage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmia Borek
    • 1
  • Augustinus Ong
    • 1
  • Herbert Mason
    • 1
  • Marco Zaider
    • 1
  • Gisela Witz
    • 2
  • Myron A. Mehlman
    • 3
  1. 1.Radiological Research Laboratory, College of Physicians & SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Environmental and Community HealthRutgers Medical School PiscatawayUSA
  3. 3.Mobil Oil CorporationPrincetonUSA

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