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Document ID (ISN)35815
CIS number 81-1094
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hunt V.R., Harkness W.
Title Occupational hazards to pregnant women in the collaborative perinatal project.
Bibliographic information Superintendent of Documents, US Government Printing Office, Washington D.C. 20402, USA, Oct. 1980, p.377-391. 12 ref.
Abstract Statistical analysis of the data resulting from examination of 23,961 pregnancies in which 4,575 women reported exposure to hazardous work conditions, indicated that women with a work experience of pesticide exposure had the most adverse reproductive history. More foetal deaths and stillbirths, more premature low-weight babies with low 5min Apgar scores, and more neurological abnormalities at 1 year and low intelligence quotient at 4 years were observed in this group. Occupational exposure to heat, chemicals and heavy lifting was associated with adverse pregnancy and pregnancy outcome experience. Occupational exposure to ionising radiation and animals did not show comparable effects.
Descriptors (primary) embryotoxic effects; expectant mothers; genetic effects; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) children; USA; harmful substances; hot workplaces; abortion; statistical evaluation; manual lifting
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures