BLASTOMOGENIC PROPERTIES OF INDUSTRIAL METALS AND THEIR COMPOUNDS
AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB
Pagination or Media Count:
A review of the literature on some important industrial metals and their compounds chromium, nickel, cobalt, beryllium, zinc, iron, aluminum, and metallic mercury with special reference to their effects on the lungs indicated that some of the metals nickel and chromium are definitely blastomogenic, while others beryllium and cobalt are potentially so. Iron, zinc, and aluminum have not been clearly implicated. The author notes the spareness of studies on morphological changes in humans and animals after exposure to the metals. Little attention has been paid to the pretumor, initial, and subsequent stages of the disease. There is also need for cytological studies.