I was just wondering do any of you that work in a pharmacy feel you are exposed to any health hazards? I worked at a mail order pharmacy as a pharm tech and I found it pretty safe. All I had to do was fill prescriptions. However after a few months, I was moved to the "Opti-fill" section, where there is this big wall of cabinets filled with drugs and the pharm tech's job is to refill these cabinets, make sure no pills get stuck, and such. I did not really like it. It was pretty often that we would run out of latex gloves and at the end of the day, usually my hands would be covered in powder from working with the drugs. I always wondered if this posed a health risk. Also, we were breathing in some of the powders. I remember my throat was kinda sore during the first week. Luckily for the pharmacists, none of them worked in the Opti-fill area. It was all pharm techs. I also vaguely remember reading an article that said depending on what kind of ventillation setup you are using when working with hazardous drugs, it could be potentially harmful. So, in general, do you think pharmacists, pharm techs, and interns become exposed to health hazards while working and what kind of long term health effects does this imply?