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Document ID (ISN)108212
CIS number 08-577
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bonde J.P., Joffe M.
Title The influence of occupational exposure on male reproductive function
Bibliographic information Dec. 2006, Vol.56, No.8, p.544-553. 128 ref.
Abstract This literature survey reviews recent epidemiological studies exploring the effect of occupational exposures on semen quality, fecundity and the ability to conceive. The evidence for an adverse effect on male reproduction of several occupational and environmental exposures and toxicants, such as heat, ionizing radiation, inorganic lead, dibromochloropropane, ethylene dibromide, some ethylene glycol ethers, carbon disulfide and welding operations, is strongly supported in well-designed epidemiological studies. For other agents, the association is only suspected or suggested and needs further evaluation before conclusions can be drawn. Many workers in the developing countries are still exposed to substances that are banned in developed countries, sometimes in high concentrations.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; male workers; risk factors; spermatogenic disturbances; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; literature survey; carbon disulfide; alkoxyethanols; lead and compounds; pesticides; hot workplaces; heat load; Nemagon; agriculture; developing countries; dibromoethane; welding and cutting; epidemiology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark; United Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects