[Histonet] Re: Working while pregnant


I can think of three causes for concern when working while prognant.

1 Ionising radiations from the Lab Faxitron and incidental radiation
while in the X-Ray department.

2 Chemical hazards identified in the data sheets which are described
as “Evidence of reproductive effects”. Lithium carbonate,
Trichloroacetic acid, Physostigmine (seserine), Manganese (II)
chloride, Propane 1,2 diol (Propylene glycol), Tartrazine,
Formaldehyde, OG6 (Pap stain), Copper (II) sulphate, Ethylene glycol,
Silver nitrate, Phenol, Mercuric oxide, Light green SF, Glycerol and
2 Ethoxyethanol (cellosolve).  Chemicals identified by Health and
Safety Executive: Lead (II) acetate.

3 Physical hazard from lifting sitting, standing and posture
especially microtomy and prolonged VDU work.

4 Infectious hazards in the post mortem room and when handling fresh
specimens especially placentas and products of conception.

Steve Machin UK

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