|Document ID (ISN)||57261|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Guirguis S.S., Pelmear P.L., Roy M.L., Wong L.
||Health effects associated with exposure to anaesthetic gases in Ontario hospital personnel
||July 1990, Vol.47, No.7, p.490-497. 39 ref.
||Retrospective study (by questionnaire) of 8032 personnel exposed to anaesthetic gases in operating and recovery rooms in Ontario hospitals, and of 2525 non-exposed hospital staff, for the period 1981-85. Logistic regression analysis, with age and smoking standardised, showed that women in the exposed group had significantly increased frequencies of spontaneous abortion and their children had significantly more congenital abnormalities (p<0.05). No chronic disease was significantly associated with the exposed group. These findings, together with similar ones from other studies, suggest that it is prudent to minimise exposure to waste anaesthetic gases.
||inhalation anaesthetics; operating theatres; health hazards; genetic effects; hospitals
||genetic abnormalities; Ontario; long-term study; questionnaire survey; abortion
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Health care services
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures