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Title in Portuguese: Irritating effects of exposure to formaldehyde in user students of the human anatomy laboratory
Author: Lucena, Jalles Dantas de
Silveira, Helson Freitas da
Paula, Lívia Santiago de
Ribeiro Junior, Howard Lopes
Costa Sobrinho, Osvaldo Pereira da
Leal, Katarina Maria Brasileiro
Veríssimo, Nathan Andrade Veríssimo
Pessoa, Roberta Silva
Scafuri, Ariel Gustavo
Barreto, João Erivan Façanha
Cerqueira, Antônio Jorge Santos
Gondim, Delane Viana
Costa, Roberta Oliveira da
Costa, Deiziane Viana da Silva
Cerqueira, Gilberto Santos
Keywords: Formaldeído
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: International Archives of Medicine
Citation: LUCENA, Jalles Dantas de et al. Irritating effects of exposure to formaldehyde in user students of the human anatomy laboratory. International Archives of Medicine, v. 10, n. 220, p. 1-6, 2017.
Abstract: Formaldehyde (FA) is commonly used in cadaver fixation for years. FA vapors are released during the dissection process and macroscopic study of preserved anatomical pieces, raising their concentration in the Anatomy laboratory, causing greater exposure for students and teachers. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate to - xic reactions in 37 students, through a questionnaire, produced by exposure to FA used for preservation of cadaveric material used in Anatomy, Morphofunctional Department, Faculdades Integradas de Patos (FIP), Brazil. Of the 37 interviewees, 26 (70.3%) were affected by the unpleasant and irritating smell of FA, 10 (27%) had no pro - blems, and 1 (2.7%) did not tolerate an irritation produced by FA, not participating in the laboratory practical classes. Exposure to FA was followed by several symptoms: excessive lacrimation (54%), itchy eyes (48.5%), redness of the eyes (40.6%), coryza or congested nose (35.2%) and respiratory distress (29.7%), with persistent symptoms during the permanence in the laboratory for 32.5% of the students. All students wear a lab coat for individual protection. However, only 8% used mascara and did not wear glasses, increasing the risk of contamination. Medical schools should encourage the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the manipulation of FA, ensuring the protection of students and teachers in the Anatomy laboratory. Besi - des finding alternatives for the replacement of FA in the conservation of corpses.
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 1755-7682
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