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Document ID (ISN)110128
CIS number 09-1059
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shirangi A., Fritschi L., Holman C.D.J., Bower C.
Title Birth defects in offspring of female veterinarians
Bibliographic information May 2009, Vol.51, No.5, p.525-533. 53 ref.
Abstract To investigate the risk of birth defects in offspring of female veterinarians exposed to occupational hazards such as radiation, anesthetic gases and pesticides, a questionnaire survey was conducted among of all graduates from Australian veterinary schools from 1960 to 2000. In a multiple logistic regression controlling for the potential confounders, the study showed an increased risk of birth defects in offspring of female veterinarians after occupational exposure to high doses of radiation (taking more than 10 X-ray films per week, odds ratio 5.73) and to pesticides (exposure at least once per week, odds ratio 2.39).
Descriptors (primary) Australia; children; parental exposure; women; teratogenic effects; risk factors; veterinary services
Descriptors (secondary) pesticides; exposure evaluation; x-rays; statistical evaluation; radiology; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia; United Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Health care services
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures