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Document ID (ISN)39261
CIS number 83-480
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ericson A., Kńllen B,, Meirik O,, Westerholm P.
Title Gastroinstestinal atresia and maternal occupation during pregnancy
Bibliographic information July l982, Vol. 24, No.7, p.5l5-5l8. 3 ref.
Abstract In the light of cohort study findings that women who worked in laboratories during pregnancy may be at increased risk of having an infant with gastro-intestinal atresia, a case-control study was made of 201 women who had infants with gut atresia and 402 matched women whose infants did not have that malformation. Maternal occupation during pregnancy was ascertained by interviews or mailed inquiries. Laboratory work was more often the occupation during pregnancy among case mothers than among controls, thus substantiating the connection. The actual exposure in the laboratory work causing the embryonic damage is not known.
Descriptors (primary) laboratory work; expectant mothers; women; genetic effects
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; embryotoxic effects
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