Asbestos and metals as carcinogens.

  • Tor Norseth
  • Published 1980 in Journal of toxicology and environmental health


Increased incidences of lung carcinoma and pleural mesothelioma in humans exposed to asbestos have been irrefutably established. Different forms of asbestos may have different tumorigenic activities, depending on surface properties, durability, and size of the fibers. A number of metals, such as nickel, chromium, and arsenic, are known to be carcinogenic to… (More)


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