Scientific Publications by FDA Staff
Environ Mutagen 1980;2(3):389-94
Sunlight-induced mutagenesis and toxicity in L5178Y mouse cells: determination and comparison with other light sources.
Krell K, Jacobson ED
Compared to the basis of equal exposure, in joules per square meter (J/m2) the mutagenic and toxic effects in L5178Y mouse lymphoma cells of radiation emitted by some fluorescent lamps and a sunlamp are quantitatively similar to solar radiation effects at the earth's surface. When the relative intensities of radiation are taken into account, the artificial light sources range from 8 to 1/222 times as mutagenic and 4.1 to less than 1/99 times as toxic as sunlight.
|Category: Journal Article|
|PubMed ID: #7318783||DOI: 10.1002/em.2860020309|
|Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Medical Devices|
|Entry Created: 2012-12-05|