|Document ID (ISN)||106462|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Chen P.C., Pan I.J., Wang J.D.
||Parental exposure to lead and small for gestational age births
||2006, Vol.49, p.417-422. 38 ref.
||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.
||parental exposure; risk factors; complications of pregnancy; lead and compounds
||male workers; Taiwan (China); lead; determination in blood; women; sex-linked differences; cohort study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China)|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the reproductive system
Lead and compounds