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Document ID (ISN)103427
CIS number 04-415
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hanke W., Jurewicz J.
Title The risk of adverse reproductive and developmental disorders due to occupational pesticide exposure: An overview of current epidemiological evidence
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2004, Vol.17, No.2, p.223-243. 80 ref.
Abstract This literature survey examines epidemiological studies on the association between parental occupation in agriculture and the incidence of infertility, congenital malformations, miscarriage, low birthweight, small-for-gestational-age birth, pre-term delivery and stillbirth. The findings suggest the need to increase awareness of workers who are occupationally exposed to pesticides about their potential negative influence on fertility and pregnancy outcome. Furthermore, in the light of existing although still limited evidence of adverse effects of pesticide exposure on fertility during the pre-conceptual period, the exposure to pesticides should be reduced at all times.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; occupational diseases; pesticides; agriculture; teratogenic effects; risk factors; complications of pregnancy
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; safety consciousness; information dissemination; limitation of exposure; epidemiology; abortion; parental exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
Antifertility and prenatal effects
Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures