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Document ID (ISN)111337
CIS number 10-0857
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2008
Convention or series no. TF 173
Author(s) Benoit J, Ponce F., Falcy M., Keck G.
Title Anti-cancer drugs in veterinary medicine. Risks related to their use and preventive measures
Original title Anti-cancéreux en médecine vétérinaire. Risques liés à leur utilisation et prévention [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2008, No.115, p.373-377. Illus. 5 ref.
Internet access TF_173.pdf [in French]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) France; antineoplastic drugs; public OSH institutions; veterinary services; health hazards; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; survey; limitation of exposure; safe working methods
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Other