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Cadmium as a Carcinogen

Nature volume 193, pages 592593 (10 February 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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    • J. C. HEATH
    • , M. R. DANIEL
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    •  & M. WEBB

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