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ID (ISN) del documento54108
Número CIS 90-1225
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1989
Número de serie
Autor(es) Wiggins P., Schenker M.B., Green R., Samuels S.
Título Prevalence of hazardous exposures in veterinary practice
Información bibliográfica July 1989, Vol.16, No.1, p.55-66. Bibl.
Resumen 462 female graduates of a major U.S. veterinary school were surveyed by questionnaire to obtain details of hazard exposure during the most recent year worked and during all pregnancies. Small-animal practitioners reported the highest rates of exposure to anaesthetic gas (94%), X-rays (90%), and pesticides (57%). Large-animal practitioners reported greater rate of trauma (64%) and potential exposure to prostaglandins (92%), Brucella abortus vaccine (23%), and carbon monoxide (18%). 41% of respondents who reported taking X-rayss did not wear film badges, and 27% of the respondents exposed to anaesthetic gases worked at facilities which did not have waste anaesthetic gas scavenging systems. Women who worked as veterinarians during a pregnancy attempted to reduce exposures to X-rayss, insecticides, and other potentially hazardous exposures which are common in veterinary practice. Measures to educate workers and to reduce these exposures should not await demonstration of adverse health effects.
Descriptores (primarios) accidentes de trabajo; anestésicos por inhalación; zoonosis; pesticidas; rayos X; servicios veterinarios; riesgos para la salud; embarazadas; valoración de la exposición
Descriptores (secundarios) Estados Unidos; efectos biológicos; mujeres; encuesta por cuestionario
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Agricultural chemicals
Health care services
Ionizing radiation
Exposure evaluation
Zoonoses