By Lorenzo Tomatis (auth.), Lorenzo Tomatis (eds.)
Air pollutants and Human Cancer analyzes the facts for the potential contribution of pollution to the beginning of human melanoma. individual specialists in a variety of components of melanoma learn document on: - pollution and melanoma: an outdated and a brand new challenge; - resources, nature and degrees of air toxins; - size and tracking of person exposures; - experimental facts for the carcinogenicity of air toxins; - epidemiological proof on pollution and melanoma; - melanoma probability estimation and prevention.
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In wells drilled into rock, radium and radon concentrations in the water may be high. When this water is used in households, radon is released into indoor air and causes an increase in the average radon concentration. 1 Bq/l in water from wells drilled in rock of high radium content, as in Maine and Iowa (USA), Scandinavia and Finland . In Europe and North America, the mean radon daughter concentrations range between 10 and 50 Bq/m 3 , with the highest averages reported in Scandinavia .
As examples, metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polyhalogenated aromatic compounds are mainly absorbed from food . The focus in this chapter will be on inhalation exposure to airborne carcinogens, while other authors cover other routes of exposure in more detail [2-6]. However, biological exposure monitoring, which will be discussed here, does not distinguish absorption routes for most of the chemicals. Exposure characteristics change in time and vary from country to country, due to factors such as energy production, traffic intensity, fuels used, cleaning technology in energy production and motor vehicles, construction materials, ventilation systems etc.
K. K. 12 x 105 kt in 1983. The estimated total emission of HCI from 12 other West European countries is about 380 k tons/year . Other sources of HCI to the atmosphere include the incineration of domestic and industrial waste, where HCI arises from chlorides in material such as vegetable matter, paper, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, dry cell batteries and salt. It is estimated that waste incineration accounts for about 16 k tons/year HCI to the atmosphere, of which approximately 8 k tons arise from HCI emissions from PVC waste in municipal incinerators.
Air Pollution and Human Cancer by Lorenzo Tomatis (auth.), Lorenzo Tomatis (eds.)