Cytogenetic damage and occupational exposure: II. Exposure to petroleum exhaust.

A cytogenetic survey was conducted on personnel exposed to petroleum exhaust fumes (vapour and smoke at automobile workshops). The incidence of chromosomal aberrations (CAs) in this population was evaluated. A total of 1.15 +/- 0.22 aberrations were encountered in the exposed group as compared with 0.47 +/- 0.12 aberrations in the age matched controls. The… CONTINUE READING