|Document ID (ISN)||107587|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Lindbohm M.L., Yl÷stalo P., SallmÚn M., Henriks-Eckerman M.L., Nurminen T., Forss H., Taskinen H.
||Occupational exposure in dentistry and miscarriage
||Feb. 2007, Vol.64, No.2, p.127-133. 40 ref.
||The objective of this Finnish study was to investigate whether dental workers are at an increased risk of miscarriage. The study was conducted among exposed women (dentists and dental assistants) and a control group of women occupationally unexposed to dentistry materials. Data on occupational exposure were obtained using postal questionnaires. The study population included 222 cases of miscarriage and 498 normal births. An occupational hygienist assessed exposure to acrylate compounds, disinfectants and solvents. Exposure to other agents was assessed on the basis of the questionnaire data. Odds ratios and confidence intervals were estimated using conditional logistic regression. In general, no strong association or consistent dose-response relationship was observed between exposure to chemical agents in dental work and the risk of miscarriage. A slightly increased risk was found for exposure to mercury amalgam and to some acrylates, solvents and disinfectants.
||mercury and compounds; methacrylates; solvents; dental assistants; disinfectants; risk factors; women; abortion
||Finland; hazard evaluation; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey; case-control study; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Diseases of the reproductive system
Mercury and compounds