Induction of sister chromatid exchanges in human lymphocytes by DTPA.

  • Justin Prosser
  • Published 1978 in British journal of industrial medicine


The chelating agent, diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) is a non-registered drug used in the treatment of over-exposure to heavy metals such as iron, zinc and lead (Fahey et al., 1961; Brugsch et al., 1965). DTPA has also been used on a few occasions in the United Kingdom when individuals have inhaled plutonium dust or received contaminated wounds… (More)