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Original scientific paper

Chromosomal investigations in humans after long-term exposure to lead

J. Sušnik ; 1Health Centre, Ravne na Koroškem, Slovenia
D. Blatnik ; 2Institute af Public Health af Slovenia, Ljubljana
M. Fugaš ; Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
D. Prpić-Majić ; Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia


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Abstract

Chromosomal damage in the lymphocytes from the peripheral blood were studied in two groups of inhabitants living for generations near a lead smelting plant and in a control group. In the exposed groups the concentration of lead in blood was increased. These groups showed in a certain number of analysed mitoses structural abnormalities compared with none in the control group. A relationship between chromosomal aberrations and the variable »residence time« was not found to indicate that chromosomal damage was induced by a direct effect of lead.

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161921

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/161921

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