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Substance/Agent Reactions

During the course of their career, MRTs come into contact with a wide variety of substances or agents; from products used in providing health care, to those brought into the workplace through patients, their caregivers or relations, or other staff.  This exposure may negatively impact the health and wellbeing of some MRTs, their patients or others who are sensitive to these substances/agents.

However, recognition and understanding of the problem can lead to ways and means to address it, and subsequently reduce the occurrence of substance/agent reactions within the health care setting.

The following sites provide information for a few of the more common reactions.

Contact Reactions

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