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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Effect of Diesel Exhaust on Sperm-Shape Abnormalities in Mice.
Author Pereira, M. A. ; Sabharwal, P. S. ; Gordon, L. ; Wyrobek, A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH.;Kentucky Univ., Lexington.;California Univ., Livermore. Lawrence Livermore Lab.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1979
Report Number CONF-791260-1; W-7405-ENG-48;
Stock Number UCRL-84137
Additional Subjects Diesel fuels ; Exhaust gases ; Biological effects ; Configuration ; Diesel engines ; Inhalation ; Malformations ; Mice ; Mutagen screening ; Spermatozoa ; ERDA/560305 ; NTISDE
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  UCRL-84137 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 8p
The sperm-shape abnormality bioassay in mice was used to determine whether chemical mutagens in diesel exhaust reach the testes. Strain A male mice (30 per group from 4 to 6 weeks of age) were exposed for 31 or 39 weeks to either diesel exhaust or clean air. After exposure, Eosin y-stained, air-dried smears of cauda epididymal sperm were scored for changes in sperm-head abnormalities in three different laboratories. There was no difference in the proportion of abnormally shaped sperm in controls and mice exposed to diesel exhaust. (ERA citation 06:021116)