|Document ID (ISN)||110128|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Shirangi A., Fritschi L., Holman C.D.J., Bower C.
||Birth defects in offspring of female veterinarians
||May 2009, Vol.51, No.5, p.525-533. 53 ref.
||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).
||Australia; children; parental exposure; women; teratogenic effects; risk factors; veterinary services
||pesticides; exposure evaluation; x-rays; statistical evaluation; radiology; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia; United Kingdom|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Health care services
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures