Genotoxicity tests - Application to occupational exposure as biomarkers

Karakaya A., Sardas S., Burgaz S.

Conference of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on DNA Damage and Repair - Oxygen Radical Effects, Cellular Protection, and Biological Consequences, TEKIROVA, Turkey, 14 - 24 October 1997, vol.302, pp.181-191 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 302
  • City: TEKIROVA
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-191


Using biomarkers for screening in workers who had known or suspected contact with genotoxic chemicals can be useful in quantifying exposure and assessing genotoxic risk. In this research the genotoxic risk of the following Turkish occupational groups (furniture workers, nurses, operating room personnel, hospital sterilising staff, engine repair workers, road-paving workers, car painting workers and hair colorists) were evaluated. Results of some markers of exposure and cytogenetic biomarkers (sister chromatid exchange, micronucleus assay and comet assay) has been assessed in the above mentioned occupational groups.