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EMSG11: Sperm Quality Studies Measuring Seminiferous Tubules

The objective of this investigation is to use of histopathological/morphometric techniques to assess whether or not there have been changes in morphology of the human testis over the past 50 years.

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CC2-001-UMAN: Quantitative Associations Between DNA Adduct Levels and Mutations: a Tool for Human Risk Assessment

Specific DNA adducts have been shown to cause gene mutations and carcinogenesis but despite extensive work the biological significance of DNA adduct levels in human populations is largely unknown, in part because all human tissues contain DNA adducts of varying […]

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IRTA2-001-HSL: Development of a Human In Vitro Testing Model to Distinguish Immune Responses to Chemical Respiratory vs Contact Allergens

The main objective of this project is to use dendritic-like cells derived from a human cell line to develop a robust in vitro system to distinguish between respiratory vs contact sensitising chemicals. Whilst the use of cell lines will help […]

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EMSG12: Exposure to Endocrine-Disruptor Chemicals Assessed by Ligand-Receptor Interaction Analysis of Human Body Fluids

The objective of the research was to determine whether the levels of binding between oestrogenic chemicals and pure oestrogen receptor could be quantified in vitro using ligand receptor interaction analysis. The hope was that such technology might be usefully applied […]

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CC2-001-UWSW: Dose Relationships of DNA Adducts and Mutations

The common current assumption is that there is an essentially linear relationship between exposure to genotoxic chemicals, DNA lesion formation and the induction of mutagenic changes. A number of studies of DNA adduct induction indicate that such a linear relationship […]

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A2.1: Literature Survey On Dermal Deposition In The Chemical Industry

Making reliable estimates of the amounts of chemicals deposited on the skin and clothing in the workplace is essential in evaluating any health risks. It also helps in assessing the effectiveness of protective equipment. There is a lack of detailed […]

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EMSG16: Epidemiological Studies of Endocrine Disruptors and Human Health

Hypospadias is a male birth defect in which the urethral orifice is abnormally located on the ventral side of the penis. In western countries, the prevalence of hypospadias varies from 2 to 8 cases per 1000 live births. An increase […]

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CC2-001-FSBW: Evaluation of Chemically-Induced Genotoxicity as an Increment to Background DNA Damage and Spontaneous Mutagenesis

DNA adducts are biomarkers of genotoxicity, and there is an ongoing discussion whether the dose response for DNA-adduct levels also predicts the dose response for mutation or even cancer. A linear low dose-effect relationship is plausible for the rate of […]

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IRTA2-002-UUIR: Heterogeneity in Response to Iso-Cyanate Exposure in the Work Environment

Di-isocyanates are in many countries a major cause of occupational asthma. However, few recent studies are available in which exposure to isocyanates has been measured and related to respiratory disease risk. Thus, information about exposure response relationships is extremely limited. […]

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EMSG17: Identification of Biomedical Endpoints of Oestrogen Action in the Male Rat With Possible Confirmation in Primate Model and in Man

The objective of the project was to identify biochemical endpoints of oestrogen action in the male rat during foetal and neonatal development, which may have potential for monitoring the level of "oestrogen" exposure of individual animals, either in infancy or […]

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