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Document ID (ISN)110300
CIS number 09-1237
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Quansah R., Jaakkola J.J.K
Title Paternal and maternal exposure to welding fumes and metal dusts or fumes and adverse pregnancy outcomes
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.82, No.4, p.529-537. 35 ref.
Abstract This study assessed whether paternal exposure prior to conception and maternal exposure during pregnancy to welding fumes (WF) and metal dusts or fumes (MD/F) increase the risk of preterm delivery, low birth weight, and small-for-gestational age. The study population was selected from The Finnish Prenatal Environment and Health Study of 2,568 newborns and included 1,670 women who worked during pregnancy of which 68 were exposed to WF and/or to MD/F. Findings show that maternal exposure to WF or MD/F during pregnancy reduces fetal growth and suggest that paternal exposure to WF increases the risk of preterm delivery and small-for-gestational age.
Descriptors (primary) parental exposure; Finland; expectant mothers; risk factors; metalworking industry
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; aerosols; sex-linked differences; welding fumes; metal fumes
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland; United Kingdom
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry