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Document ID (ISN)106619
CIS number 07-630
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hooiveld M., Haveman W., Roskes K., Bretveld R, Burstyn I., Roeleveld N.
Title Adverse reproductive outcomes among male painters with occupational exposure to organic solvents
Bibliographic information Aug. 2006, Vol.63, No.8, p.538-544. 31 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess the risk of reproductive disorders and birth defects in offspring of male painters exposed to organic solvents. Information on reproductive outcomes, occupational exposures and lifestyle habits was obtained through self-administered questionnaires filled in by 398 painters exposed in the period of three months before pregnancy and 302 carpenters with little or no exposure to solvents, both groups being selected at random among Dutch unionized construction workers. There was an increased risk of congenital malformations in the offspring of painters (odds ratio 6.2) compared to carpenters. There was a positive exposure-response trend based on estimated exposure to organic solvents and some indication of an increased risk of functional developmental disorders in offspring among painters with intermediate and high predicted exposure. There was also an indication of increased risk of low birth weight among the offspring of painters.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; construction industry; organic solvents; painting
Descriptors (secondary) Netherlands; carpentry; dose-response relationship; case-control study; teratogenic effects; abortion
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; Netherlands
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Construction industry and civil engineering
Surface treatment
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures