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ID (ISN) del documento108869
Número CIS 08-1396
ISSN - Título de la serie 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Año 2007
Número de serie
Autor(es) Costa K.N.S., Pinheiro I.O., Calazans G.T., Nascimento M.S.
Título Assessing risks concerning the use of xylene in cytology and pathological anatomy laboratories
Título original Avaliação dos riscos associados ao uso do xilol em laboratórios de anatomia patológica e citologia [en portugués]
Información bibliográfica July-Dec. 2007, Vol.32, No.116, p.50-56. Illus. 13 ref.
Acceso Internet http://www.fundacentro.gov.br/rbso/BancoAnexos/RBSO%20116%20Xilol.pdf [en portugués]
08-1396.pdf [en portugués]
Resumen An evaluation of occupational exposure to xylene used by technicians in cytology and pathological anatomy was carried out in eight laboratories of a region of Brazil. Data were collected by means of self-administered questionnaires and interviews. Emphasis was given to information concerning occupational health and risk perception when using xylene and disposing waste. Results show that personal and collective protection equipment were neglected. Eighty percent of the technicians interviewed had noticed changes in health after they had been exposed to xylene for some years. However, only 6.6% of them went through regular monitoring of urinary methyl hippuric acid, a biomarker of xylene exposure. It was noticed that 76.6% of the people interviewed disposed waste directly into a sink, as there was no proper place for waste disposal. Findings highlight the need for workers' training with respect to occupational and environmental hazards.
Descriptores (primarios) trabajos de laboratorio; xileno; citología; hospitales; anatomía patológica; valoración del riesgo
Descriptores (secundarios) consciencia de seguridad; Brasil; ácido hipúrico; factores humanos; encuesta por cuestionario; infracción de las normas de seguridad; suministro de equipo de protección; tests de exposición; dosificación en la orina; formación en prevención; eliminación de desechos
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaBrasil
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Risk evaluation
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Health care services