|Document ID (ISN)||68552|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0944-6052 - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Umweltmedizin
|Convention or series no.
||Neumann H.D., Rosenlehner R., Wichmann H.E.
||Health risks of work in pathology laboratories
||Gesundheitsrisiken bei Arbeiten in pathologischen Laboratorien [in German]|
||Mar. 1996, Vol.31, No.3, p.107-112. Illus. 37 ref.
||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.
||laboratories; health hazards; laboratory work
||formaldehyde; finger injuries; Germany; questionnaire survey; infectious diseases; infectious hepatitis; tuberculosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)