|Document ID (ISN)||110300|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Quansah R., Jaakkola J.J.K
||Paternal and maternal exposure to welding fumes and metal dusts or fumes and adverse pregnancy outcomes
||Mar. 2009, Vol.82, No.4, p.529-537. 35 ref.
||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.
||parental exposure; Finland; expectant mothers; risk factors; metalworking industry
||airborne dust; aerosols; sex-linked differences; welding fumes; metal fumes
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland; United Kingdom|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology