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Document ID (ISN)68552
CIS number 97-296
ISSN - Serial title 0944-6052 - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Umweltmedizin
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Neumann H.D., Rosenlehner R., Wichmann H.E.
Title Health risks of work in pathology laboratories
Original title Gesundheitsrisiken bei Arbeiten in pathologischen Laboratorien [in German]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1996, Vol.31, No.3, p.107-112. Illus. 37 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey of the personnel in 3 pathology laboratories was conducted to assess the risk of injuries. In addition the infection risk was determined by studying the records of occupational diseases between 1973 and 1977 and the literature published between 1984 and 1990. Cuts by microtome blades were found to occur frequently and a high infection risk for tuberculosis and hepatitis B was found. An exposure evaluation yielded formaldehyde values which were frequently in excess of the exposure limit in force in Germany.
Descriptors (primary) laboratories; health hazards; laboratory work
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; finger injuries; Germany; questionnaire survey; infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; tuberculosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)