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Document ID (ISN)32356
CIS number 79-1975
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Haas J.F., Schottenfeld D.
Title Risks to the offspring from parental occupational exposures.
Bibliographic information Sep. 1979, Vol.21, No.9, p.607-613. 49 ref.
Abstract This article reviews relations between occupational exposure and pregnancy outcome in the case of vinyl chloride, chloroprene, benzene, anaesthetic gases, radiation and petroleum-derived hydrocarbons. The best documented example of risks to the offspring appears to be increased abortion rates in female operating room personnel exposed to anaesthetic gases in the first trimester of pregnancy. Generally speaking, there is very little evidence of impaired pregnancy or hazards to offspring. Investigations should include smoking, alcohol and drug exposures among their criteria.
Descriptors (primary) mutagens; teratogens; expectant mothers; genetic effects; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) vinyl chloride; chlorobutadiene; abortion; benzene; inhalation anaesthetics; hydrocarbons
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects