Having just returned from vacation, my mind is still away from the office, but I was hit with this quesiton first thing this morning and have not had much luck.

Requestor is looking for information on how to handle clothing, linens etc, that have been exposed to cytotoxic/antinoeplastic drugs.  Do they need to be disposed of, and if so how, or can they be cleaned and reused.

I have tried several files, and mainly find articles that discuss the importance of wearing protective clothing, etc, but nothing about what needs to be done with the cloths or linens exposed to these agents.

Any hints or leads would be appreciated.

Dennis Ritchey
Assistant Medical Librarian
Kaiser Permanente
Drug Information & Professional Services, California Division
9521 Dalen Street; Downey, CA  90242-4894
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