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Document ID (ISN)37756
CIS number 82-1066
ISSN - Serial title 0361-5960 - Cancer Treatment Reports
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Waksvik H., Klepp O., Br°gger A.
Title Chromosome analyses of nurses handling cytostatic agents
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1981, Vol.65, No.7-8, p.607-610. 27 ref.
Abstract Report of a cytogenetic study (chromosome damage and sister chromatid exchange) of 10 nurses handling cytostatic agents used in the chemotherapy of certain forms of cancer (average exposure, duration 2150 hours) and 10 controls. The nurses had an increased frequency of chromosome gaps and a slight increase in sister chromatid exchange frequency. It is postulated that the increase may be attributable to exposure to cytostatic drugs and that these agents are a potential occupational hazard in therapeutic staff.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; cytostatic drugs; chemotherapy; chromosome changes; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; nursing personnel
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Health care services
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures