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Cadmium as a Carcinogen

Naturevolume 193pages592593 (1962) | Download Citation

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IT has been shown previously that cobalt metal powder suspended in fowl serum and injected intramuscularly into rats is a potent and rapid carcinogen. This metal produces mainly rhabdomyosarcomata1–3. Zinc and tungsten metal powders injected in the same way produce no tumours.

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  1. Strangeways Research Laboratory, Wort's Causeway, Cambridge

    • J. C. HEATH
    • , M. R. DANIEL
    • , J. T. DINGLE
    •  & M. WEBB

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