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Document ID (ISN)53094
CIS number 90-164
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maroni M., Colombi A., Alcini D., FoÓ V.
Title Health risks in the biotechnology industry
Original title Rischi per la salute nell'industria delle biotecnologie [in Italian]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1987, Vol.78, No.4, p.272-282. 20 ref.
Abstract Study of the specific risks of the biotechnology industry. They are: immunological diseases (bronchial asthma, contact dermatitis, oculo-rhinitis, extrinsic allergic alveolitis) - in some sectors (bioenzymes, pharmaceuticals, animal husbandry), such diseases may affect up to 30% of workers; immune deficits due to exposure to antiblastic drugs, immunodepressive substances or radiations; toxic effects due to exposure to antibotics and hormones; pathological effects of microorganisms (mycoses of the skin, exposure to antiviral vaccines, possible effects of exposure to microorganisms with recombinant DNA). Preventive methods are recommended.
Descriptors (primary) biotechnology industry; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; rhinitis; extrinsic allergic alveolitis; antibiotics; immunobiological changes; microorganisms; mycoses; asthma; eczema; hormones
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Biotechnology industry
Biological hazards
Mycoses