|Document ID (ISN)||111337|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Benoit J, Ponce F., Falcy M., Keck G.
||Anti-cancer drugs in veterinary medicine. Risks related to their use and preventive measures
||Anti-cancéreux en médecine vétérinaire. Risques liés à leur utilisation et prévention [in French]|
||3rd quarter 2008, No.115, p.373-377. Illus. 5 ref.
||TF_173.pdf [in French]
||Based on a doctoral thesis, this article presents the current state of knowledge with respect to the risks arising from the use of cytotoxic drugs in veterinary practice. Indeed, veterinarians do not adequately protect themselves from these substances, whose toxicity is currently established. It compares the basic precautions required for handling these products (preparation, administration and waste disposal) and the findings of a survey among 134 veterinarians in France to conclude that there is a dire need for communicating better awareness of the risks by means of a training programme, currently non-existent.
||France; antineoplastic drugs; public OSH institutions; veterinary services; health hazards; risk factors
||safety consciousness; survey; limitation of exposure; safe working methods
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)