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Document ID (ISN)106462
CIS number 07-402
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chen P.C., Pan I.J., Wang J.D.
Title Parental exposure to lead and small for gestational age births
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.49, p.417-422. 38 ref.
Abstract This study was conducted to assess whether parental lead exposure was related to risks of low birth weight, preterm delivery and small for gestational age births. The cohort comprised lead-exposed workers listed in an occupational blood-lead notification database in Taiwan. Data on the birth outcomes of their offspring were obtained from the Taiwan birth registration database between 1993 and 1997. Only singleton births whose parental blood-lead concentrations were tested during pregnancy or within a one-year span before conception were included. Findings provide additional evidence of the effects of lead on adverse birth outcomes, especially for small for gestational age births. Maternal exposure to lead plays a more important role in the adverse effect on birth outcome than paternal exposure.
Descriptors (primary) parental exposure; risk factors; complications of pregnancy; lead and compounds
Descriptors (secondary) male workers; Taiwan (China); lead; determination in blood; women; sex-linked differences; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances