Numerous chemical substances are handled by persons working in the health care sector.
At exposure levels that may occur in the occupational setting, some of these substances are potentially harmful to the reproductive processes.
Among the potentially harmful substances are anesthetic gases, antineoplastic agents, and sterilants.
The epidemiological evidence of increased risks for adverse reproductive effects (eg, subfertility, spontaneous abortions, congenital defects) from such exposure is not unequivocal.
However, due to the toxic potential, exposures should be kept at a minimum, and this may be especially important for workers who are pregnant or are planning to achieve pregnancy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Composé chimique, Personnel sanitaire, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Homme, Anesthésique, Anticancéreux, Désinfectant, Toxicité, Gestation, Gestation pathologie, Reproduction pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chemical compound, Health staff, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Human, Anesthetic, Antineoplastic agent, Disinfecting agent, Toxicity, Pregnancy, Pregnancy disorders, Reproduction diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0498497
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.