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Hazardous drugs: the silent stalker of healthcare workers?

Authors
Lucas-M; Connor-TH
Source
Synergist 2015 Jan; 26(1):22-26
NIOSHTIC No.
20045519
Abstract
NIOSH estimates that approximately 8 million healthcare workers may be exposed to hazardous drugs (HDs). Healthcare workers might not be aware that they may be harming their health when they handle HDs, which are known to cause serious side effects in patients and are capable of causing cancer, organ toxicity, fertility problems, genetic damage, and birth defects in healthcare workers.
Keywords
Health-care-personnel; Drugs; Pharmaceuticals; Carcinogens; Fertility; Genotoxic-effects; Teratogens; Reproductive-hazards
Publication Date
20150101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
tmc6@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2015
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1066-7660
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Source Name
The Synergist
State
OH
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