Comparison of methods for the biomonitoring of nurses handling antitumor drugs.

  title={Comparison of methods for the biomonitoring of nurses handling antitumor drugs.},
  author={Gunnar Thiringer and Gerd Granung and Anders Holm{\'e}n and Benkt H{\"o}gstedt and Bengt J{\"a}rvholm and D. Joensson and Lena M Persson and Jens Wahlstr{\"o}m and Johan Westin},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={17 2},
Urinary mutagenicity, thioethers in urine, and sister chromatid exchanges and micronuclei in peripheral lymphocytes were determined for 60 nurses handling cytostatic drugs and 60 referents matched for sex, age, and smoking habits. Safety hoods were used by most of the nurses. The exposed nurses had more sister chromatid exchanges and higher urinary mutagenicity, as measured by Salmonella typhimurium TA 98, than the referents. There were no differences in the other tests. No dose-response… CONTINUE READING

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