The Relevance of Sister Chromatid Exchange Studies to Public Health: Prevention and Intervention. Introduction to a General Discussion on the Interpretation of Sister Chromatid Exchange Data

  • T. A. Tsongas


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for the development of standards to eliminate, to the extent that is feasible, health hazards in the occupational environment. Data from a variety of sources on the toxic effects of chemical or physical agents are reviewed in order to determine the level of exposure to these agents associated with potential adverse health effects in workers. Experimental bioassays, human case reports, and/or epidemiologic studies are evaluated.


Sister Chromatid Sister Chromatid Exchange Vinyl Chloride Monomer Potential Adverse Health Effect Human Case Report 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Tsongas
    • 1
  1. 1.Occupational Safety and Health AdministrationUSA

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