Silica-induced micronuclei and chromosomal aberrations in Chinese hamster lung (V79) and human lung (Hel 299) cells.

Silica is one of the most abundant and widely used mineral groups. A large number of workers are potentially exposed to one or more forms of silica. Therefore, the potential carcinogenic hazard of silica to the exposed workers is of great concern. This study examines the genotoxic potential of silica with the micronucleus and chromosomal aberration assays… CONTINUE READING