ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)33582
CIS number 80-1072
ISSN - Serial title 0199-3178 - Toxic Substances Journal
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stellman J.M., Epler G.
Title Reproductive health in the workplace - Scientific and policy considerations.
Bibliographic information Spring 1980, Vol.1, No.4, p.316-331. 55 ref.
Abstract U.S. regulations on medical removal protection, pregnancy discrimination, and economic factors are reviewed. Scientific aspects considered, relating to both men and women, are: infertility, subfertility, vulnerability during pregnancy, effects after birth, lead, non-reproductive toxic effects, persons at risk. Conclusions: males and females are subject to adverse reproductive effects; chemicals causing such effects have other toxic effects; the probability of a fertile woman bearing a child after thirty is minimal, especially in the blue-collar social class; occupational health policies must have regard to all workers: fertile women should not be excluded from employment; social policy should be broadened to encompass child-bearing, employment, and workers' rights; protective measures should be combined with worker education and informed choice.
Descriptors (primary) toxic substances; women; genetic effects; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) antifertility effects; USA; social aspects; legislation; lead
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects