Evaluation of working practices and surface contamination with antineoplastic drugs in outpatient oncology health care settings.

@article{Kopp2013EvaluationOW,
  title={Evaluation of working practices and surface contamination with antineoplastic drugs in outpatient oncology health care settings.},
  author={Bettina Kopp and Rudolf Franz Schierl and Dennis Nowak},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2013},
  volume={86 1},
  pages={47-55}
}
PURPOSE Many antineoplastic drugs are classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic for humans. Therefore, minimization of exposure is required to reduce health risks to employees. The aim of this study was to evaluate working practices and safety measures during drug administration and to assess workplace contamination in outpatient oncology health care settings. METHODS Questionnaires about working procedures were sent to 137 day hospitals and private practices. Workplace… CONTINUE READING
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