Risks of occupational anaesthetic gas exposure for the pregnant woman and the fetus - systematic review
Conseil d'Evaluation des Technologies de la Sante du Quebec
Record ID 31997008262
To examine the data from animal experiments and from epidemiologic studies on the effects of occupational exposure to anesthetic gases on reproduction. The goal is to assist public health physicians in their decisions about risks incurred by exposed pregnant women and their fetus.
Authors' results and conclusions: Occupational exposure of pregnant women to anesthetic gases to levels higher than the established norms should be avoided. Appropriate scavenging systems should be installed and regulatory norms should be observed and be subjected to regular control. In the presence of low atmospheric level of gases, the harmful effects may be less important and perhaps even eliminated, but this conclusion is based on extremely limited information and more research is required on this question.
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.aetmis.gouv.qc.ca/
Year Published: 1996
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Anesthetics, Inhalation
Organisation Name: Conseil d'Evaluation des Technologies de la Santé du Québec
Contact Address: Conseil d'Evaluation des Technologies de la Santé du Québec, 2021, avenue Union, #1040, Montréal, Québec H3A S29, Canada. Tel: 514-873-2563; FAX: 514-873-1369
Contact Name: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Email: email@example.com
Copyright: Conseil d'Evaluation des Technologies de la Sante du Quebec (CETS)
This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA or other HTA producer. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database.