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Document ID (ISN)111384
CIS number 11-0052
Convention or series no. 0705-0577- (check 2087 Formazione e informazione per la sicurezza sul lavoro)
Author(s) Mangeot A.M., Vogel L.
Title Production and reproduction - Stealing the health of future generations
Original title AttivitÓ produttive e riproduzione umana - Quando il lavoro diventa una minaccia per le generazioni future [in Italian]
Bibliographic information 2087, Casa editrice Edit Coop, Via dei Frentani 4/A, 00185 Rome, Italy, Sep.-Oct. 2008, No.6/7, p.1-65 (whole issue). Illus. 69 ref.
Abstract This issue reproduces the full contents of a booklet originally published by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), whose aim is to help improve awareness of work-related reproductive hazards, which consist of a vast and complex mix including chemicals, ionizing radiation, vibration, heat, biological agents and stress. They also have a wide variety of effects, including male and female infertility, miscarriages, birth defects and impaired child development. They often receive scant attention. There is probably no other sphere of safety and health at work in which the available information is so piecemeal and lacking. The booklet reviews and gives a broad-brush picture of the available knowledge for a general readership. It forms part of the general work of ETUI to develop a critical trade union approach to safety and health at work. This particular publication deals in most detail with chemicals, but also provides relevant information on other reproductive risks.
Descriptors (primary) chemical products; complications of pregnancy; children; antifertility effects; embryotoxic effects; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) vibration; ionizing radiation; hot workplaces; abortion; information dissemination; role of workers' organizations; expectant mothers; stress factors; biological hazards; report
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Ionizing radiation
Biological hazards
Heat and cold
Psychological factors