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Document ID (ISN)108211
CIS number 08-576
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Figā-Talamanca I.
Title Occupational risk factors and reproductive health of women
Bibliographic information Dec. 2006, Vol.56, No.8, p.521-531. Illus. 100 ref.
Abstract This literature review summarizes recent epidemiologic evidence on the relationship between occupational exposures and negative reproductive outcome among women workers. The studies examined include those published in the international scientific literature since 1990 identified through the search of relevant data banks using selected keywords. There is sufficient evidence is sufficient to warrant the maximum protection of pregnant women from exposure to several occupational risk factors, including anaesthetic gases, antineoplastic drugs, heavy metals, solvents, heavy physical work and irregular work schedules. For other work risks, such as exposure to non-ionizing radiation and psychosocial work stress, the evidence is often suggestive but not conclusive.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; women; risk factors; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; antineoplastic drugs; metals; non-ionizing radiation; inhalation anaesthetics; heavy work; stress factors; physical workload; psychology and sociology; work time schedules; limitation of exposure; health care personnel; epidemiology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects