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Document ID (ISN)111346
CIS number 11-0041
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Peters C., Harling M., Dulon M., Schablon A., Torres Costa J., Nienhaus A.
Title Fertility disorders and pregnancy complications in hairdressers - A systematic review
Bibliographic information 2010, 5:24, 13p. 47 ref.
Internet access Fertility_disorders.pdf [in English]
Abstract A systematic literature was carried out to investigate fertility and pregnancy among hairdressers. A total of two reviews and 26 original studies on fertility disorders and pregnancy complications in hairdressers were identified. The different authors describe increased risks of infertility, congenital malformations, small for gestational age, low birth weight, cancer in childhood, as well as effects from single substances. Overall, the studies were inconsistent, so that no clear statements on an association between the exposure as a hairdresser and the effect on reproduction were possible. However, on the basis of the identified epidemiological studies, fertility disorders and pregnancy complications in hairdressers cannot be excluded.
Descriptors (primary) complications of pregnancy; exposure evaluation; hairdressing; antifertility effects; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) women; embryotoxic effects; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Antifertility and prenatal effects