Hygiene and Sanitation №2 2008

Izhevsky P. V.

Prevention of late consequences of mutagenic exposure on workers

The staff of the branches of industry, which are followed up by the Federal Biomedical Agency (FBMA) Agency of Russia, is constantly exposed to chemical and radioactive agents in small doses both during its work at these enterprises and due to atmospheric emissions. These agents can cause mutations in human somatic and germ cells, which may in turn increase the risk of cancer and congenital abnormalities.
Only complex prevention of late consequences of mutagenic exposure on the health status will make it possible to reduce the incidence of malignancies and congenital and hereditary diseases in the staff and the general population. The list of their primary prevention measures proposed to be introduced into the system of the Federal Biomedical Agency of Russia.