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Document ID (ISN)52049
CIS number 89-1227
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pastides H., Calabrese E.J., Hosmer D.W., Harris D.R.
Title Spontaneous abortion and general illness symptoms among semiconductor manufacturers
Bibliographic information July 1988, Vol.30, No.7, p.543-551. 46 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) abortion; women; electronics industry; genetic effects
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Electronics industry
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects
Diseases of the reproductive system