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Exposures to pharmaceutical dust at a mail order pharmacy.

Authors
Fent-KW; Durgam-S
Source
J Occup Environ Hyg 2012 Sep; 9(9):D161-D166
NIOSHTIC No.
20041208
Abstract
To our knowledge, this is the first evaluation of pharmaceutical dust exposures at a mail order pharmacy. Our data show that mail order pharmacy employees can be exposed to dust containing APIs, particularly when they clean cells, replenish canisters, or hand fill prescriptions. More comprehensive evaluations are needed in this growing industry to determine the extent of exposures to APIs, including hazardous drugs, and to determine the best control-measures and practices for minimizing such exposures.
Keywords
Pharmacy-workers; Pharmaceutical-industry; Pharmaceuticals; Dusts; Dust-exposure; Noise; Work-practices; Protective-clothing; Personal-protective-equipment; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Respiratory-protection; Respirators; Respirable-dust; Respiratory-system-disorders; Respiratory-irritants; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Eye-irritants; Ventilation; Ventilation-systems; Ventilation-hoods; Hearing-conservation; Hearing-protection; Drugs; Author Keywords: HETA 2010-0026-3150
Contact
Kenneth W. Fent, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS R- 11, Cincinnati, OH 45226
CODEN
JOEHA2
CAS No.
81-81-2
Publication Date
20120901
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
kfent@cdc.gov
Editors
Couch-J
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
B08142012
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
1545-9624
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
NAICS-446110
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH; NY; IL
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