Air Pollution and Human Cancer by Lorenzo Tomatis (auth.), Lorenzo Tomatis (eds.)

By Lorenzo Tomatis (auth.), Lorenzo Tomatis (eds.)

Air toxins and Human Cancer analyzes the proof for the potential contribution of pollution to the foundation of human melanoma. unique specialists in quite a few parts of melanoma examine file on: - pollution and melanoma: an outdated and a brand new challenge; - resources, nature and degrees of air toxins; - dimension and tracking of person exposures; - experimental proof for the carcinogenicity of air pollution; - epidemiological facts on pollution and melanoma; - melanoma threat estimation and prevention.

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The concentrations of radon in brick and concrete may also be high if the raw materials were taken from locations with high levels of natural radioactivity [1,54,55]. Radon also diffuses into underground water reservoirs, and exposure may occur when the water is used. In wells drilled into rock, radium and radon concentrations in the water may be high. When this water is used in households, radon is released into indoor air and causes an increase in the average radon concentration. 1 Bq/l in water from wells drilled in rock of high radium content, as in Maine and Iowa (USA), Scandinavia and Finland [1].

18. 2nd rev. Organization of European Communities Develop, Paris 1984 p 21 111 Nicholson WJ: Asbestos and inorganic fibres. Arbete Och Halsa 1981 (17) 112 IARC: IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risk of Chemicals to Humans. Vol 42. Silica and Some Silicates. International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon 1987 113 Nishioka MG, Howard CC, Contos DA, Ball LM, Lewtas J: Detection of hydroxylated nitro aromatic and hydroxylated nitropolycylic aromatic compound in an ambient air particulate extract using bioassay-directed fractionation.

4. Concentrations of lead in blood (median values) for male (M) and female (F) teachers, subdivided into smokers and nonsmokers (including former smokers). Indian data represent teachers in Ahmedabad. Swedish data represent a random sample of the total population in Stockholm. 1) only 2 female smokers; 2) no female smokers. Reproduced with permission from ref. 0 Fig. 5. Concentrations of cadmium in blood (median values) for male (M) and female (F) teachers, subdivided into smokers and nonsmokers (including former smokers).

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