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AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Cytotoxic Drugs (Anti-neoplastics)

Cytotoxic drugs (CDs), also known as antineoplastics, are used to treat cancer. These same anti-cancer agents also have toxic effects on healthy cells, and thus pose a health risk to those employees who are involved in their preparation, storage, administration, and disposal.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-09-15 16:43:28
Description Cytotoxic drugs (CDs), also known as antineoplastics, are used to treat cancer. These same anti-cancer agents also have toxic effects on healthy cells, and thus pose a health risk to those employees who are involved in their preparation, storage, administration, and disposal.
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Source AFSCME
Keyword Worker safety, Chemical, Cytotoxic drugs, Antineoplastics
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-09-15 16:39:57
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Date Last Modified 2009-09-15 16:43:28
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-09-15 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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