Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002548
Title: Systemic effects of formalin on medical and dental students: A questionnaire study
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Formalin although having many adverse effects is the most widely accepted potent agent used in embalming fluid as it is economically an excellent preservative and fixative solution. The survey checks the effects and awareness with regard to formalin exposure among medical and dental students. The main aim of the study is to examine the effects and awareness of formalin on medical and dental students through a questionnaire-based survey. Materials and Methods: This was an e-survey carried out through a portal called SurveyPlanet. A questionnaire comprising 20 questions on the study topic and distributed among medical and dental students. Results: This study revealed that majority of students suffered from many side effects as well as requirement for awareness regarding formalin hazards and necessary measures to be undertaken to reduce its side effects. Conclusion: Formalin has adverse effects toward students and is believed to possess carcinogenic activities.

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    G. Ramya1 , R. Gayatri Devi 2* , A. Jothi Priya2

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    1 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Mrs. R. Gayatri Devi, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    G. Ramya1 , R. Gayatri Devi 2* , A. Jothi Priya2

    Title:Systemic effects of formalin on medical and dental students: A questionnaire study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Oct)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2020-2022)
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    Methodology:A questionnaire study
    Research Materials:Formalin,Carcinogen

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Awareness Carcinogen Dental students Embalming Formalin Irritant Medical

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