|Document ID (ISN)||69720|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Valanis B., et al.
||Occupational exposure to antineoplastic agents and self-reported infertility among nurses and pharmacists
||June 1997, Vol.39, No.6, p.574-580. 30 ref.
||The relationship between infertility and chemotherapeutic drug handling was investigated in a group of 405 nurses and pharmacy personnel reporting infertility. Each subject was matched with three controls. Results for the total sample and for women showed a significantly elevated odds ratio for self-reported infertility associated with occupational handling of chemotherapeutic drugs prior to the onset of infertility. For men, the odds ratio was similar, but not significant. The use of adequate protection during the handling of antineoplastic drugs is recommended.
||antifertility effects; nursing personnel; drugs
||antineoplastic drugs; USA; case-control study; exposure evaluation; skin absorption
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Health care services
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures