|Document ID (ISN)||110212|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Shirangi A., Fritschi L., Holman C.D.J.
||Maternal occupational exposures and risk of spontaneous abortion in veterinary practice
||Nov. 2008, Vol.65, No.11, p.719-725. 43 ref.
||The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between occupational exposures and spontaneous abortion in female veterinarians. It was carried out in the form of a questionnaire survey of all graduates from Australian veterinary schools from 1960 to 2000. The response rate was 59%. Self-reported occupational exposures to anaesthetic gases, X-rays, pesticides and long working hours were examined. Data were subjected to multiple logistic regression analyses controlling for potential confounders. Increased risks of spontaneous abortion were found among women exposed to anaesthetic gases for ≥1h per week, who performed more than five radiographic examinations per week or used pesticides at work, with odds ratios of 2.49, 1.82 and 1.88 respectively.
||Australia; abortion; women; risk factors; veterinary services
||subjective assessment; inhalation anaesthetics; pesticides; radiography; exposure evaluation; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; hours of work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia; United Kingdom; USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the reproductive system
Health care services