|Document ID (ISN)||52049|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Pastides H., Calabrese E.J., Hosmer D.W., Harris D.R.
||Spontaneous abortion and general illness symptoms among semiconductor manufacturers
||July 1988, Vol.30, No.7, p.543-551. 46 ref.
||Personal interviews were conducted with manufacturing workers, spouses of male manufacturers, and an internal control group. Elevated spontaneous abortion ratios were observed for females working in the "diffusion" (38.9%) and photolithographic processes (31.1%). Various general health symptoms were examined and reported more frequently among manufacturers than the non-exposed. These results should be viewed as tentative until studies with larger numbers and more detailed exposure data are carried out.
||abortion; women; electronics industry; genetic effects
||epidemiologic study; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects
Diseases of the reproductive system