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Main Title Issues in Monitoring Population Exposures.
Author Ward, J. B. ;
CORP Author Texas Univ. Medical Branch at Galveston.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-R-807548; EPA/600/D-85/008;
Stock Number PB85-157444
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Populations ; Carcinogens ; Mutagens ; Environmental carcinogens ; Preventive medicine ; Health risk ; Occupational medicine ; Work environments
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-157444 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 45p
This manuscript explores the risks associated with exposure to carcinogenic chemicals that have become a growing source of public concern. Steadily increasing numbers of agents are being identified as mutagens and carcinogens. Furthermore, we are increasingly aware of sources of exposure to such agents both in the occupational setting and general environment. There is a growing need for reliable and sensitive methods for detecting human exposure to carcinogenic hazards at the time of their occurrence. By detecting hazards early, significant reduction in the risk of adverse health outcome can be achieved by reduction or termination of exposure. The monitoring of human populations for genetic damage has the potential to improve our ability to detect health hazards and prevent or reduce the risk of workplace-exposure-related cancer. In the long run this can reduce costs related to illness. It is possible that the costs of exposure control can also be reduced by better establishing the sources of significant exposure and by understanding the human response to exposure. However, its greatest promise is in the protection of human health through the early detection and prevention of disease processes resulting from mutagenic exposure.