|Document ID (ISN)||69925|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Merler E., Villa L., Lucchini R.
||Adverse effects of exposure in the production, handling and administration of antineoplastic drugs
||Effetti patologici causati da chemioterapici antiblastici nei lavoratori addetti alla loro produzione, preparazione o somministrazione [in Italian]|
||May-June 1996, Vol.87, No.3, p.207-221. 42 ref.
||Many antineoplastic drugs are carcinogenic or mutagenic in humans. This study concerns the increased risk of cancer for workers handling such drugs. Among women workers there is an increased risk of spontaneous abortions and offspring malformations. This is an important effect, since the majority of health care workers exposed to antineoplastic drugs are women. Adequate protective equipment during the production and administration of these drugs and suitable preventive educational programmes are necessary for these workers.
||antineoplastic drugs; health care personnel; pharmaceutical industry; carcinogenic effects; teratogenic effects
||mutagenic effects; abortion; Italy
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Health care services
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures