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Document ID (ISN)110043
CIS number 09-1045
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jakobsson K., Mikoczy Z.
Title Reproductive outcome in a cohort of male and female rubber workers: A registry study
Bibliographic information Jan. 2009, Vol.82, No.2, p.165-174. 43 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate whether employment in the Swedish rubber industry from 1973 onwards had a negative impact on reproductive health. Pairs of mother and child, and triads of father-mother-child were obtained through linkage of a cohort of 18,518 rubber factory employees with the Swedish Population Registry. Birth outcomes were obtained from the Medical Birth Register for 17,918 children. For each child, parental employment as blue-collar rubber worker during the pregnancy and sperm maturation period was obtained from work-place records. Children to female food industry workers, in all 33,256, constituted an external reference group. Working in the rubber industry was found to have a statistically significant effect on the sex ratio, the risk of multiple births, birth weight and weight for gestational age.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; parental exposure; Sweden; rubber industry
Descriptors (secondary) spermatogenic disturbances; blue-collar workers; expectant mothers; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Rubber industry
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures