Increased sister chromatid exchange (SCE) frequencies in lymphocytes from traffic policemen exposed to automobile exhaust pollution.
Sister chromatid exchange (SCE) frequencies were determined in peripheral lymphocytes from traffic policemen drawn from various busy traffic points of Madras metro in India.
These policemen were under constant exposure to automobile exhaust pollution during their 8 h work schedule.
Analysis of SCE frequencies revealed a significantly greater number of SCE/cell in these policemen as against the matched control population.
Sixty percent of these subjects who remained in the service after 5 years showed insignificant but higher values of SCE than in the initial analysis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Milieu urbain, Gaz échappement, Trafic routier urbain, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Médecine travail, Policier, Inde, Asie, Lymphocyte, Toxicité, Echange chromatide soeur, DNA, Test mutagénicité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Urban environment, Exhaust gas, Urban road traffic, Occupational exposure, Human, Occupational medicine, Policeman, India, Asia, Lymphocyte, Toxicity, Sister chromatid exchange, DNA, Mutagenicity testing
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