ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)62017
CIS number 94-647
ISBN(s) 88-7830-035-7
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Imbriani M., Ghittori S., Pezzagno G., Capodaglio E.
Title Occupational exposure to inhalation anaesthetics: Metabolism, toxicity, monitoring
Original title Esposizione professionale ad anestetici per inalazione: Metabolismo, tossicitÓ, monitoraggio [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Fondazione Clinica del Lavoro, IRCCS, Via Severino Boezio, 24-26, 27100 Pavia, Italy, 1990. 95p + 20p. annex. Illus. 202 ref.
Abstract This review monograph covers the problems of occupational exposure to inhalation anaesthetics in a hospital setting. The principal substances concerned are enflurane (ethrane), halothane, isoflurane, methoxyflurane and nitrous oxide. Examined are: metabolism of these substances; health effects of exposure; environmental and biological monitoring; correlations between environmental and biological levels; environmental and biological exposure limits; health surveillance. In annex: technical notes on the determination in air and in urine of volatile anaesthetics; other chemical contaminants in the hospital environment; use of Equivalent Biological Limits in longitudinal studies.
Descriptors (primary) halothane; inhalation anaesthetics; nitrous oxide; toxicology; hospitals; ethrane; isoflurane; operating theatres; exposure evaluation; methoxyflurane
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; metabolic process; limitation of exposure; determination in urine; determination in air; medical supervision; exposure tests; chemical hazards
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Inorganic substances
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Ethers
Health care services