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Document ID (ISN)59844
CIS number 93-574
ISSN - Serial title 0210-6612 - Salud y trabajo
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Alday E., Moneo I., Lucena R., Zamorano M.L., Montilla A., Cabezas M.M., López M.J.
Title Occupational sensitisation in the alkaloid preparation industry (Papaver somniferum)
Original title Sensibilización profesional en la industria de preparación de alcaloides (Papaver somniferum) [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 1991, No.84, p.4-8. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract A study on sensitisation to poppy (Papaver somniferum) powder took place in the morphine-extraction section of a pharmaceutical enterprise. Medical examinations, in particular skin, blood and respiratory function tests and radiological examinations, were performed on 29 workers, seven of whom had symptoms of sensitisation. The results of the tests indicated that occupational sensitisation to the antigen under study occurred in individuals with symptoms. It was concluded that the medical examinations carried out were appropriate for the investigation of sensitisation. A description of the industrial processes to obtain alkaloids from the poppy plant is included.
Descriptors (primary) alkaloids; sensitization; pharmaceutical industry; morphine derivatives
Descriptors (secondary) skin tests; radiographic testing; individual susceptibility; respiratory function tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Pharmaceutical industry