|Document ID (ISN)||107576|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Lacasaña M., Vázquez-Grameix H., Borja-Aburto C.H., Blanco-Muñoz J., Romieu I., Aguilar-Garduño C., García A.M.
||Maternal and paternal occupational exposure to agricultural work and the risk of anencephaly
||Oct. 2006, Vol.63, No.10, p.649-656. 43 ref.
||The objective of this case-control study was to evaluate the association between parental occupational exposure to agricultural work and the risk of anencephaly. Cases included 151 children born with anencephaly in maternities of three Mexican states, while controls were births without congenital malformations from the same maternities. General information and information on exposures to pesticides were obtained by means of questionnaires. The children of mothers who worked in agriculture in the acute risk period during pregnancy had a significantly greater risk of anencephaly (odds ratio, OR 4.57). The risk of fathers having a child with anencephaly was greater among those who applied pesticides, irrespective of whether it was during or not during the acute risk period (OR 2.50 and 2.03 respectively).
||embryotoxic effects; parental exposure; agriculture; teratogenic effects; risk factors; pesticides
||Mexico; expectant mothers; case-control study; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain; Mexico|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures