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Preventing Nonmicrobiologic Airborne Contamination in the Compounding Pharmacy: Ensuring a Safe Environment for Compounders, Staff, and Clients

Author(s):  Mixon Bill, Ille Gary

Issue:  Jul/Aug 2009 - Homone Replacement Therapy
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Abstract:  Preventing and minimizing exposure to nonmicrobiologic airborne contaminants in a compounding pharmacy protects the health of pharmacy staff and clients. The inhalation of hazardous substances has been linked to development of diseases and disorders that range from cancer to infertility. Although a workplace environmental exposure level has been established for some antibiotics, at the time of this writing there were no exposure limits recommended by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health or permitted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for hazardous drugs or pharmaceutical compounds, nor were threshold limit values for those substances specified by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. For that reason, an evaluation of environmental air quality performed by an industial hygienist can yield valuable information that will reassure staff or provide the basis for remedial action. This report describes the assessment by an industrial hygienist of airbor

Related Keywords: Bill Mixon, RPh, Gary Ille, MSIH, airborne contaminants, workplace safety, worker health, occupational exposure, standards, industrial hygiene, hormones, sex steroids, air quality monitoring, pharmacy staff, employees

Related Categories: BUSINESS, ENVIRONMENTAL , STERILE PREPARATIONS, PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

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