|Document ID (ISN)||108150|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Burdorf A., Figā-Talamanca I., Kold Jensen T., Thulstrup A.M.
||Effects of occupational exposure on the reproductive system: Core evidence and practical implications
||2006, Vol.56, p.516-520. 8 ref.
||This literature survey concludes that evidence concerning occupational risk factors for adverse effects on the reproductive system is consistent for a limited number of risk factors, most notably exposure to lead, glycol ethers, organic solvents, pesticides and ionizing radiation. It remains difficult to arrive at sound conclusions on the level of exposure and the specific chemicals within the groups of glycol ethers, organic solvents and pesticides that are associated with an increased risk. Precautions to be taken for the protection of the reproductive health have so far focused on pregnant women in the workplace, although available evidence strongly suggests that exposure in the few months before conception may also be of importance, both among women and men.
||ionizing radiation; antifertility effects; risk factors; teratogenic effects; toxic substances
||literature survey; glycol ethers; expectant mothers; pesticides; organic solvents; lead and compounds
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark; Italy; Netherlands|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures