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Document ID (ISN)109923
CIS number 09-892
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wong E.Y., Ray R.M., Gao D.L., Wernli K.J., Li W., Fitzgibbons E.D., Camp J.E., Astrakianakis G., Heagerty P.J., De Roos A.J., Holt V.L., Thomas D.B., Checkoway H.
Title Dust and chemical exposures, and miscarriage risk among women textile workers in Shanghai, China
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.66, No.3, p.161-168. 38 ref.
Abstract A retrospective cohort study of miscarriages among 1752 women in the Shanghai textile industry was conducted. Reproductive history was self-reported by women and occupational work histories were collected from factory personnel records. Occupational exposures were evaluated by linking work history to an industry-specific job-exposure matrix. Odds ratios (OR) were estimated by multivariate logistic regression, with adjustment for age at pregnancy, educational level, smoking status of the woman and her spouse, use of alcohol, and woman's year of birth. An elevation in risk of a spontaneously aborted first pregnancy was associated with exposure to synthetic fibres (OR 1.89) and mixed synthetic and natural fibres (OR 3.31). No increased risks were observed for women working with solvents, nor were significant associations observed with quantitative cotton dust or endotoxin exposures.
Descriptors (primary) China; airborne dust; abortion; textile industry; exposure evaluation; risk factors; women; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; synthetic fibres; complications of pregnancy; statistical evaluation; cohort study; job-exposure relation; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina; USA
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Diseases of the reproductive system