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Chromosome Aberrations

Remember, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 90-95% of all cancers are “environmentally related.” A few well-known examples are the relationship between lung cancer and cigarette smoking, cancer of the scrotum and

Table 8-2. Mutagenic effects on human chromosomes

occupational exposure of chimney sweeps to soot, and bladder cancer and exposure to dyes (i.e., aromatic amines) in textile workers.