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Document ID (ISN)100068
CIS number 02-1223
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chia S.E., Shi L.M.
Title Review of recent epidemiological studies on paternal occupations and birth defects
Bibliographic information Mar. 2002, Vol.59, No.3, p.149-155. 56 ref.
Abstract Epidemiological studies on paternal occupations and birth defects were reviewed for the period from 1989 to 1999. Several common paternal occupations were repeatedly reported to be associated with birth defects, including janitors, painters, printers, and occupations exposed to solvents; fire fighters or firemen; and occupations related to agriculture. The common weaknesses in most of these studies are inaccurate assessment of exposures, different classification systems, different inclusion criteria of birth defects, and low statistical power. Future studies could be focused on these specific occupational groups so that causative agents may be confirmed enabling appropriate preventive measures to be taken.
Descriptors (primary) children; risk factors; teratogenic effects; parental exposure
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; fire fighting; printing industry; epidemiology; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; organic solvents; genetic effects; agriculture; painting
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Domestic workers
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects