Genetic vs. Nongenetic Chemical Carcinogenesis and Risk Assessment

  • Richard H. Reitz
  • Alan M. Schumann
  • Philip G. Watanabe
  • Perry J. Gehring
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (volume 6)


The fundamental goal of toxicological research is to provide a rational basis for recommending acceptably safe levels of human exposure to potentially harmful agents. Chemically induced cancer is a toxic response that has received primary attention in recent years. The potential lethality of cancer, its generally irreversible nature, and its long latent period have placed carcinogenesis in the forefront of public concern.


Cellular Regeneration Severe Tissue Damage Potential Lethality Vinylidene Chloride Renal Cortical Necrosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard H. Reitz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alan M. Schumann
    • 1
  • Philip G. Watanabe
    • 1
  • Perry J. Gehring
    • 1
  1. 1.Toxicology Research LaboratoryDow Chemical USAMidlandUSA
  2. 2.Dow Chemical Co.MidlandUSA

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