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Main Title Is inhaled arsenic carcinogenic for sites other than the lung? /
Author Gibb, Herman. ; Chen, C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Chen, Chao.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, Human Health Assessment Group,
Year Published 1989
Report Number OHEA-C-309; EPA/600/D-89/194
Stock Number PB90-130675
Additional Subjects Arsenic ; Toxicity ; Neoplasms ; Respiration ; Urinary system ; Gastrointestinal system ; Skin(Anatomy) ; Exposure ; Internal medicine ; Mortality ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Risk assessment ; Dose-response relationships
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-130675 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 23 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The carcinogenic risk from inhaled arsenic for sites other than the lung is discussed. Data from persons ingesting arsenic as well as from persons inhaling arsenic are considered in arriving at the conclusions. In the past, lung cancer has generally been assumed to be the only cancer risk due to arsenic exposure via inhalation. The evidence suggests, however, that inhalation exposure to arsenic increases the risk of gastrointestinal, urinary tract, and skin cancer in addition to lung cancer. A lifetime gastrointestinal cancer risk from a lifetime exposure of 1 micro g/cu m of ambient arsenic is estimated to be 4.3 x 10(-4).
"May 1, 1989." "Presented at a meeting in Hannover Federal Republic of Germany, February 21, 1989." Microfiche.