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Document ID (ISN)69720
CIS number 97-1604
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Valanis B., et al.
Title Occupational exposure to antineoplastic agents and self-reported infertility among nurses and pharmacists
Bibliographic information June 1997, Vol.39, No.6, p.574-580. 30 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; nursing personnel; drugs
Descriptors (secondary) antineoplastic drugs; USA; case-control study; exposure evaluation; skin absorption
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Health care services
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures