Chromosome aberration and sister chromatid exchange in workers of the iron and steel factory of Iskenderun, Turkey


Topaktas M. , RENCÜZOĞULLARI E., Ila H. B. , Kayraidiz A.

TERATOGENESIS CARCINOGENESIS AND MUTAGENESIS, cilt.22, ss.411-423, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/tcm.10038
  • Dergi Adı: TERATOGENESIS CARCINOGENESIS AND MUTAGENESIS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.411-423

Özet

The aim of this study was to investigate, by using chromosome aberration (CA) and sister chromatid exchange (SCE) tests, whether or not the workers employed in the iskenderun (Turkey) iron and steel factory have any genotoxic risk. The CA and the SCE were investigated in 48 males employed in a coke ovens unit and 8 males employed in a product side unit of the factory and in control groups. The frequency of CA was higher while the frequency of the SCE was not in all the smoker-nonsmoker workers than in smoker-nonsmoker control groups. In addition, there was no significant decrease in the RI, while the MI was significantly lower than in the controls. (C) 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.