• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in
    Environmental and molecular…
    2005
  • DOI:10.1002/em.20132

DNA damage in leukocytes of workers occupationally exposed to arsenic in copper smelters.

@article{Palus2005DNADI,
  title={DNA damage in leukocytes of workers occupationally exposed to arsenic in copper smelters.},
  author={Jadwiga Palus and D Lewińska and Elżbieta Dziubałtowska and Maciej Stępnik and Jens Beck and Konrad Rydzyński and Robert Nilsson},
  journal={Environmental and molecular mutagenesis},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          81-7
        }
}
Inorganic arsenic (i-As) is a known human carcinogen; however, humans continue to be exposed to i-As in drinking water and in certain occupational settings. In this study, we used the Comet assay to evaluate DNA damage in the somatic cells of workers from three Polish copper smelters who were occupationally exposed to i-As. Blood samples were collected from 72 male workers and 83 unexposed male controls and used for the detection of DNA damage, oxidative DNA damage, and DNA damage after a 3-hr… CONTINUE READING

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