The “chronic irritation theory” of cancerigenesis proposed by Virchow around the middle of the past century forms the scientific basis for the often-repeated claim that the inhalation of nonspecific irritative air pollutants, especially those encountered in certain industries and occupations, represents a significant cause of cancers of the respiratory system.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BethesdaUSA

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