|Document ID (ISN)||105056|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Fransman W., Vermeulen R., Kromhout H.
||Dermal exposure to cyclophosphamide in hospitals during preparation, nursing and cleaning activities
||June 2005, Vol.78, No.5, p.403-412. Illus. 23 ref.
||http://www.springerlink.com/media/9e2751k1pl5xnh48bx4g/contributions/q/2/0/6/q2065842242510v7.pdf [in English]
||This study investigated potential and actual levels of dermal exposure to cyclophosphamide (CP) used in oncology treatment in hospitals. Exposure was assessed during various tasks by the collection of samples from protective gloves and protective clothing and from hand, forearm and forehead skin. Results demonstrated that actual dermal exposure to CP is common among oncology nurses working with patients treated with this drug. Pharmacy technicians and cleaning personnel, on the other hand, are only potentially exposed to CP, and protection provided by gloves appears to be sufficient.
||antineoplastic drugs; cyclophosphamide; health care personnel; hospitals; skin absorption
||protective gloves; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; exposure evaluation; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services