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Document ID (ISN)78770
CIS number 02-720
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wulff M., H÷gberg U., Stenlund H.
Title Occupational and environmental risks of spontaneous abortions around a smelter
Bibliographic information Feb. 2002, Vol.41, No.2, p.131-138. Illus. 49 ref.
Abstract To evaluate the effects of working or living near a smelter on reproductive outcome, a case-control study was conducted in Sweden involving employees at the smelter, a sample of residents near the smelter and a sample of residents at a distance from the smelter, as controls. Participants were given a questionnaire, in 1992, and cases of live births and spontaneous abortions were obtained for the period between 1982 and 1990 from the population registry. Risk factors were studied by logistic regression. A validity study between register and questionnaire data on spontaneous abortions and legal abortions was completed. The results indicate that there was no increase in the level of spontaneous abortions associated with smelter work or to living close to the smelter.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; abortion; foundries; women; neighbourhood populations; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; statistical evaluation; case-control study; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Diseases of the reproductive system