Occupational exposure of dental technicians to methyl methacrylate: Genotoxicity assessment


Soykut B., Erdem O., YALÇIN C. Ö. , ÜSTÜNDAĞ A., DUYDU Y., Akay C., ...Daha Fazla

MUTATION RESEARCH-GENETIC TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MUTAGENESIS, cilt.852, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 852
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.mrgentox.2020.503159
  • Dergi Adı: MUTATION RESEARCH-GENETIC TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MUTAGENESIS

Özet

Dental technicians may be chronically exposed to methyl methacrylate (MMA), used in the production of dental prostheses. We have studied whether occupational exposure to MMA affects genotoxicity biomarkers such as 8-OHdG formation, comet assay, and buccal micronucleus frequency. MMA exposure was assessed via ambient air analysis. Although no significant differences between exposed and non-exposed individuals were seen with respect to blood genotoxicity measurements, we found a higher level of buccal-cell anomalies in the exposed group.