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Document ID (ISN)105155
CIS number 06-652
ISSN - Serial title 1287-7778 - Prévention BTP
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barruyer C.
Title Chemicals and fertility, a poorly understood link
Original title Substances chimiques et fertilité, un lien trop méconnu [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2005, No.80, p.52-54. Illus.
Abstract This article examines the antifertility effects of chemical substances commonly used in the construction industry. Substances with suspected spermicidal effects include some glycol ethers (banned in France since 1997), phthalates used as PVC plasticizers, styrene and some solvents. It is recommended that the exposure to these substances be limited, in particular through the use of personal protective equipment.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; construction sites; toxic substances; male workers
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; France; glycol ethers; lead; styrene; hot workplaces; smoking; solvents; spermatogenic disturbances; personal hygiene; personal protective equipment; phthalates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects