Sister Chromatid Exchanges in Workers Exposed to Low Doses of Styrene
Several studies have been published on structural chromosomal aberrations (CAs) in the peripheral lymphocytes of workers in the reinforced plastic industry (1–9). A number of these studies have shown an association between styrene exposure and increased frequen cies of CAs (1–4). Among the studies available on sister chromatid exchange (SCE) induction in the lymphocytes of styrene-exposed workers, only two studies report a slight increase in SCEs (1,2). The present study completes the work published by Camurri et al. (2) and attempts to describe the increase in SCEs at different styrene environmental exposures.
KeywordsChromosomal Aberration Sister Chromatid Exchange Peripheral Lymphocyte Unsaturated Polyester Mandelic Acid
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