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Genetic screening of workers hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, June 22, 1982. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.

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  • Genetic screening -- United States.,
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  • Industrial hygiene -- United States.,
  • Discrimination in employment -- United States.

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LC ClassificationsKF27 .S3975 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 128 p. :
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3142842M
LC Control Number82603636

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