Jul 1, 1977

Chronic inhalation of cobalt oxide and cigarette smoke by hamsters

American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
A P WehnerD K Craig

Abstract

Exposure of hamsters to CoO aerosol (10 g/L, 7 hrs./day, 5 days/week) caused pneumoconiosis but affected neither the life span nor the incidence of other than pneumoconiotic lesions. No carcinogenic effects of CoO were observed. While cigarette smoke exposures significantly increased the incidence of certain types of other than pneumoconiotic lesions including tumors, they also increased the life span of the smoke-exposed animals significantly. The latter phenomenon may account for the higher tumor incidence in the smoke-exposed animals. No effect of the smoke exposures on incidence and degree of pneumoconiosis was observed. The mean body weights of the smoke-exposed groups were significantly reduced.

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Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Focal Emphysema
Bulla
Pneumoconiosis
Neoplasms
Life Extension
Weighing Patient
Hamsters
Aerosol Dose Form
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