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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