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Document ID (ISN)111253
CIS number 10-0823
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lin C.C., Wang J.D., Hsieh G.Y., Chang Y.Y., Chen P.C.
Title Increased risk of death with congenital anomalies in the offspring of male semiconductor workers
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2008, Vol. 14, No.2, p.112-116. 41 ref.
Abstract This study aimed to investigate whether the offspring of male workers employed in the semiconductor manufacturing industry had an increased risk of death with congenital anomalies. The 6,834 male workers had been employed in the eight semiconductor companies in Taiwan between 1980 and 1994. Live born children of the workers with or without congenital anomalies were identified using the National Birth and Death Registries from the Department of Health, Taiwan. Multiple logistic regression models were used to estimate the odds ratios (OR) of birth outcomes and deaths, controlling for infant sex, maternal age, and paternal education. A total of 5,702 children were born to male workers during the study period. There were increased risks of deaths with congenital anomalies (adjusted OR 3.26) and heart anomalies (OR 4.15) in the offspring of male workers who were employed during the two months before conception. The possible etiological basis needs to be corroborated in further research.
Descriptors (primary) Taiwan (China); mortality; male workers; children; electronics industry; embryotoxic effects; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) heart; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Electronics industry
Antifertility and prenatal effects