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Cancer

24 August 2011

Nurses risk exposure to chemo drugs

Accidental exposure to highly toxic chemotherapy drugs is common among cancer nurses, a new study finds.

Accidental exposure to highly toxic chemotherapy drugs is common among cancer nurses, a new study finds.

"Any unintentional exposure to the skin or eyes could be just as dangerous as a needle stick," study lead author Christopher Friese, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, said.

 

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