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ID (ISN) del documento62221
Número CIS 94-982
ISSN - Título de la serie 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Año 1993
Número de serie
Autor(es) Ganière-Monteil C., Pineau A., Souron R., Boiteau H.L.
Título Halothane and enflurane in operating rooms: Exposure and preventive safety measures
Título original Halothane et enflurane dans les blocs opératoires: exposition et prévention [en francés]
Información bibliográfica 1993, Vol.54, No.7, p.563-568. Illus. 13 ref.
Resumen The risk of intoxication due to the exposure of medical staff to volatile anaesthetics in operating blocks is still little known. Some studies show chromosomal aberrations in exposed staff, leading to a significantly increased risk of spontaneous abortion, while other studies conclude that there is no risk. Clearly there is a need for close monitoring of exposed staff. Measurements of levels of exposure were carried out in two operating blocks in a French teaching hospital: one in ophthalmology and the other in oto-rhino-laryngology (ORL). Accurate interpretation of the results is difficult because of the variations in maximum exposure levels from one country to another, but the staff is exposed, on certain days, to quite high levels. Levels of exposure to halothane were classified according to the presence or absence of anti-pollution systems. The very much higher levels recorded in the latter case (average: 10.4ppm; n=20) compared with the former (average: 2.8ppm; n=25) demonstrate how essential it is to have anti-pollution systems for the protection of exposed staff.
Descriptores (primarios) halotano; anestésicos por inhalación; hospitales; bloques quirúrgicos; limitación de la exposición; etrano
Descriptores (secundarios) valores umbrales; toxicología; ingeniería de seguridad y salud; exposición; aspiración; valoración de la exposición; dosificación en el aire; ventilación
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaFrancia
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Health care services
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Ethers