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Biomonitoring pottery workers

An increased risk for occupational lead exposure occurs among pottery and ceramic industry workers. A study based in Croatia used the comet assay in the biomonitoring investigation.

Green vegetables reduce cancer risk

Epidemiological studies indicate that consumption of green-yellow vegetables rich in chlorophyll, vitamin C, vitamin E and carotenoids reduce the risk of cancer. Here, using the comet assay, it was shown that plant extracts protected against H2O2-induced genotoxic damage in human HCT116 colon cancer cells.

The genotoxic effect of tryptophol

Recent data suggest cytotoxic, cytostatic and genotoxic effects in lymphocytes and the induction of apoptosis in leukaemic blood monocytes.

The comet assay and the earthworm

The 1st study to investigate DNA damage with reproduction in earthworms exposed to ionising radiation performed by associates at The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority and The Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Occupational and environmental health

The importance of the comet assay within occupational & environmental health was discussed at the ICOEH which also hosted the NANOlinen meeting “Biomarkers & Human Exposure to Nanoparticles.”