Workers employed in sawmills and in the manufacture of plywood are exposed to potentially mutagenic chemical aromatic emissions from wood.
However, very little is known about the exposure to these natural wood components.
In an attempt to determine whether such exposure could have clastopenic effects, a group of 13 male nonsmoking employees mainly from the beginning of the wood-processing line of three plywood mills and 15 matched nonsmoking referents were studied for chromosome aberrations in blood lymphocytes.
A statistically significant elevation of the frequency of cells with chromatid-type breaks (mean 2.1%), as compared with the corresponding frequency of the referents (mean 10%), was observed for the lymphocytes of the wood workers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Industrie bois, Homme, Cassure chromosomique, Terpène, Contreplaqué, Exposition professionnelle, Epidémiologie, Aberration chromosomique, Mutagène, Toxicité, Composé aromatique, Produit naturel, Lymphocyte, Finlande, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Wood industry, Human, Chromosome break, Terpene, Plywood, Occupational exposure, Epidemiology, Chromosomal aberration, Mutagen, Toxicity, Aromatic compound, Natural product, Lymphocyte, Finland, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0434556
Code Inist : 002B03N. Création : 199406.