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Waste Anesthetic Gases and Reproductive Health in Operating Room Personnel.

Authors
Cohen-EN
Source
NIOSH 1980 Oct:69-85
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00105770
Abstract
Reproductive problems in operating room personnel exposed to waste anesthetic gases are discussed. Research studies on laboratory animals and human subjects exposed to halothane (151677) and nitrous- oxide (10024972) are reviewed. Relationships between exposure and incidences of cancer, infertility, abortion, and offspring malformation are discussed together with the influence of trimester and duration of exposure on pregnancy outcome. The author concludes that waste anesthetic gas exposure is associated with adverse health effects in workers and their offspring. He recommends minimizing exposure to these gases.
Keywords
Reproductive-effects; Operating-rooms; Occupational-exposure; Anesthesiology; Humans; Laboratory-animals; Carcinogens; Fumes;
CAS No.
151-67-7; 10024-97-2;
Publication Date
19801001
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Source Name
Proceedings of a Workshop on Methodology for Assessing Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace, April 19-22, 1978, P.F. Infante and M.S. Legator, Eds. Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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