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Document ID (ISN)107708
CIS number 08-149
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brett Y.
Title Exposure of workers to CMR agents
Original title Exposition des travailleurs aux agents CMR [in French]
Bibliographic information May 2007, No.433, p.9-12. Illus.
Abstract Chemical agents that are carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMRs) continue to be widely used in occupational settings. The chemical and pharmaceutical industries are the main primary users of these agents. French regulations require that employers take all the necessary measures to ensure the safety and health of employees who are either exposed or risk being exposed to CMRs or other dangerous substances at the place of work. This article comments the main findings of a study on the use of CMRs in France in 2005, based on a literature survey together with interviews of occupational hygiene experts and safety officers within enterprises.
Descriptors (primary) mutagens; antifertility effects; exposure evaluation; France; carcinogens
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; dangerous substances; responsibilities of employers; safety officers; chemical products; pharmaceutical industry; chemical industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Exposure evaluation