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This book does not live up to its title. Only one third of its 88-page text is devoted to a cursory evaluation of chemical carcinogens with varying degrees of human carcinogenicity involved in occupational cancer. The historical aspects of occupational carcinogenesis, which have established the hazard of nearly all known major chemical carcinogens, are nowhere to be found. The author entirely omits ultraviolet irradiation-induced skin and lip carcinogenesis (farmer's and sailor's skin cancer), and, most
surprisingly, he devotes minimum attention to the mining of radioactive ores—with no mention of the present day occupational health problems of uranium mining. There is
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The Nature of Occupational Cancer. A Critical Review of Present Problems.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:864. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-6-864_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(6):864.
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