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ID (ISN) del documento52998
Número CIS 89-2015
ISSN - Título de la serie 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1988
Número de serie
Autor(es) McDonald A.D., McDonald J.C., Armstrong B., Cherry N., Nolin A.D., Robert D.
Título Work with visual display units in pregnancy
Información bibliográfica Aug. 1988, Vol.45, No.8, p.509-515. 25 ref.
Resumen Data from the Montreal survey on occupational factors in pregnancy were used to test the hypothesis that visual display units constitute a hazard to reproduction. Use of VDUs was recorded in 4,712 current and 2,164 previous pregnancies of women in full time employment at the time of conception. After allowance for seven confounding variables, the risk of spontaneous abortion in current pregnancies relative to all working women was 1.19 and in previous pregnancies, 0.97. In an analysis by occupational title, in which 60 occupational groups were aggregated into eight categories according to use of VDUs, the relative risk for spontaneous abortion was 1.06 in current pregnancies and 1.01 in previous pregnancies. This suggests that the small excess of spontaneous abortions among women reporting the use of VDUs in current pregnancies may have been due to recall bias. Relative risks for stillbirth, preterm birth, and low birth weight all had 90% confidence limits.
Descriptores (primarios) relación entre la profesión y la enfermedad; pantallas de visualización; embarazadas; valoración de la exposición; complicaciones del embarazo
Descriptores (secundarios) radiación no ionizante; rayos de frecuencias radioeléctricas; mujeres; investigación de higiene del trabajo; valoración de los resultados; aborto
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Iluminación, color, visión
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Exposure evaluation
Diseases of the reproductive system