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Ahmad A. El-Ebiary, Arwa A. Abuelfadl and Naglaa I. Sarhan Evaluation of genotoxicity induced by exposure to antineoplastic drugs in lymphocytes of oncology nurses and pharmacists Journal of Applied Toxicology 33

Version of Record online: 21 SEP 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/jat.1735

Pharmacists and nurses handling antineoplastic drugs showed significantly increased chromosomal aberration and micronuclei frequencies. Compared with pharmacists, nurses showed notably higher levels of chromosome damage, but not micronuclei frequency. Correlation analyses pointed to the influence of age and duration of occupational exposure on the level of chromosome damage among exposed subjects.

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