|Document ID (ISN)||59844|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0210-6612 - Salud y trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Alday E., Moneo I., Lucena R., Zamorano M.L., Montilla A., Cabezas M.M., López M.J.
||Occupational sensitisation in the alkaloid preparation industry (Papaver somniferum)
||Sensibilización profesional en la industria de preparación de alcaloides (Papaver somniferum) [in Spanish]|
||1991, No.84, p.4-8. Illus. 11 ref.
||A study on sensitisation to poppy (Papaver somniferum) powder took place in the morphine-extraction section of a pharmaceutical enterprise. Medical examinations, in particular skin, blood and respiratory function tests and radiological examinations, were performed on 29 workers, seven of whom had symptoms of sensitisation. The results of the tests indicated that occupational sensitisation to the antigen under study occurred in individuals with symptoms. It was concluded that the medical examinations carried out were appropriate for the investigation of sensitisation. A description of the industrial processes to obtain alkaloids from the poppy plant is included.
||alkaloids; sensitization; pharmaceutical industry; morphine derivatives
||skin tests; radiographic testing; individual susceptibility; respiratory function tests
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)