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Document ID (ISN)69924
CIS number 97-1595
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Alessio L., et al.
Title Prevention of risks from occupational exposure to antineoplastic drugs. Consensus document
Original title Prevenzione dei rischi da esposizione professionale a chemoterapici antiblastici. Documento di consenso [in Italian]
Bibliographic information May-June 1996, Vol.87, No.3, p.194-200 (Italian), 201-206 (English).
Abstract This consensus document prepared by Italian research institutes deals with the pathological effects of antineoplastic drugs in patients and occupationally exposed subjects. Preventive measures are discussed, including exposure assessment, health surveillance of workers and guidance for workers' protection (information and training programmes). A particular hazard is that of deformed foetuses, due to the teratogenic effects of these drugs on exposed pregnant women. The importance of preventive measures in the pharmaceutical industry is stressed, in particular those applying to packaging and storage of these products.
Descriptors (primary) antineoplastic drugs; health care personnel; pharmaceutical industry; carcinogenic effects; teratogenic effects
Descriptors (secondary) criteria document; Italy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Health care services
Pharmaceutical industry
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures