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Secondary chemo exposure a threat to healthcare workers

An InvestigateWest investigation revealed that the same powerful chemotherapy drugs that have saved hundreds of thousands of patients’ lives for decades have at the same time taken a potentially deadly toll on the health of hospital and clinic workers who handled them. The federal government, despite knowledge of the potential risks, continues to let these deadly drugs slip through regulatory cracks, according to the InvestigateWest reporting. And recent studies show that health care workplaces continue to be contaminated, putting still more workers at risk.

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