<PublisherName>iJHSE, M.M Jonidi Jafari, Mahdi_Jonidi@yahoo.com</PublisherName>
<JournalTitle>Iranian Journal of Health, Safety and Environment</JournalTitle>
<ArticleTitle>The Potential Ability of Plaster to Cause Breast Cancer as Indicated by CA15-3 and CEA Antigens in Women Working in Gypsum Factory</ArticleTitle>
<LastName>Abdul Hussein S. AL-Janabi</LastName>
<Affiliation>Dept. f Microbiology, college of Medicine, University of Karbala. aljanabi_bio@yahoo.com</Affiliation>
<Abstract>Plaster is an important form of gypsum that mainly used in building construction. Breast cancer was investigated among women exposure to the dust of such material. The levels of CA15-3 and carcinoembryonic antigens (CEA) as indicators for breast cancer were measured in the serum of 120 women working in a plaster factory. All of involved women showed a normal level of CEA, while 12.5% of them had moderately elevated levels of CA15-3. In conclusion; plaster dust has no significant effect to cause breast cancer in working women. Moderately high levels of CA15-3 in some of exposed women may relate to liver diseases. Key words: Breast Cancer, Plaster, CA15-3, CEA</Abstract>

Iranian Journal of Health, Safety and Environment e-ISSN: :2345-5535 Iran university of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran