|Document ID (ISN)||41902|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
|Convention or series no.
||Zimmerlé J., Muhlmann-Weill M., Karli A.
||The toxicity of anaesthetic gases and vapours and the problem of eliminating them - A safety and health problem in the hospital
||Toxicité et problèmes d'évacuation des gaz et vapeurs anesthésiques - Un problème de prévention en milieu hospitalier [in French]|
||1983, Vol.44, No.7, p.463-470. Illus. 17 ref.
||Review of the hazards (carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, hepatic and renal toxicity, reproductive and behavioural disturbances) associated with prolonged and repeated exposure to low levels of anaesthetics; the hazards are due to the properties of the compounds themselves and to the equipment used by anaesthesiologists. Evaluation of methods for removing anaesthetics from the air of an operating room requires methods for the determination of trace levels of the compounds in air and blood. An effective antipollution programme requires removal of the gases by local ventilation, good general ventilation, proper techniques of administration and regular maintenance of equipment.
||local exhaust; hospitals; operating theatres; inhalation anaesthetics
||mutagenic effects; hepatotoxic effects; octachloronaphthalene; nitrous oxide; exposure tests; exposure evaluation; genetic effects; psychological effects; carcinogenic effects; ventilation
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures