Sister chromatid exchange and micronucleus frequency in human lymphocytes of 1,650 subjects in an Italian population: II. Contribution of sex, age, and lifestyle.

@article{Barale1998SisterCE,
  title={Sister chromatid exchange and micronucleus frequency in human lymphocytes of 1,650 subjects in an Italian population: II. Contribution of sex, age, and lifestyle.},
  author={Roberto Barale and L Chelotti and T Davini and Silvia del Ry and Maria Grazia Andreassi and Michela Ballardin and Marco Bulleri and Jiang He and Sandra Baldacci and Francesco Di Pede and Federica Gemignani and Stefano Landi},
  journal={Environmental and molecular mutagenesis},
  year={1998},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={228-42}
}
Sister chromatid exchange (SCE) and micronuclei (MN) analysis was carried out on 1,650 healthy individuals living in Pisa and in two nearby small cities, Cascina and Navacchio (Ca-Na). The effect of smoking on SCEs was linearly correlated with the number of cigarettes per day, and an increase of 7.3% SCEs was detectable for as few cigarettes as 1-10/day. Ex-smokers showed intermediate mean values of SCEs (8.09 +/- 1.88) in comparison with never smokers (7.54 +/- 1.61) and current smokers (8.45… CONTINUE READING