|Document ID (ISN)||110279|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Cherry N., Moore H., McNamee R., Pacey A., Burgess G., Clyma J.A., Dippnall M., Baillie H., Povey A.
||Occupation and male infertility: Glycol ethers and other exposures
||Oct. 2008, Vol.65, No.10, p.708-714. Illus. 31 ref.
||The objective of this study was to investigate the relation between male infertility and occupational exposures, particularly glycol ethers. It involved men attending 14 fertility clinics in the United Kingdom, from whom a semen sample was collected and occupational exposure data were obtained by means of interviews and self-administered questionnaires. Work with organic solvents, particularly glycol ethers was associated with the likelihood of low motile sperm count. Unadjusted odds ratios (OR) for moderate and high glycol ether exposure (compared with none) were 1.70 and 2.54. After adjustment for potential confounders, these risks were slightly reduced (OR 1.46 and 2.25, respectively). No other occupational risk factor was identified.
||antifertility effects; risk factors; glycol ethers; male workers
||United Kingdom; questionnaire survey; organic solvents
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures