Acute occupational exposure to antineoplastic agents.

  title={Acute occupational exposure to antineoplastic agents.},
  author={Melissa A McDiarmid and T Egan},
  journal={Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association},
  volume={30 12},
  • M. McDiarmid, T. Egan
  • Published 1 December 1988
  • Medicine
  • Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association
Antineoplastic agents may exhibit effects not only in patients therapeutically exposed, but also in health workers who prepare and administer these drugs. Concern to date has focused on long-term health consequences, including adverse reproductive outcomes, altered immunity, and increased cancer risk. The burgeoning use of these drugs for non-malignant illnesses has enlarged the health worker population at risk beyond oncology personnel to include professionals in immunology, rheumatology… 
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