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Document ID (ISN)52172
CIS number 89-1224
ISBN(s) 87-7359-270-6
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mortensen J.T.
Title Occupationally induced sperm cell alteration - as revealed in a study of fertility clinic patients
Original title Erhvervsbetingede sædcellepåvirkninger - belyst ved undersøgelse af et fertilitetsklientel [in Danish]
Bibliographic information Arbejdsmiljøfondet, Vesterbrogade 69, 1620 København V, Denmark, 1986. 157p. 239 ref.
Abstract This case-referent study by questionnaire covered childless men (1981-1983) and their wives. Workers in the textile and chemical industries and laundries had insignificant risks of reduced sperm quality. The men in the paper, rubber and plastic, and printing industries as well as painters were similar except that the odds ratio increased after combination with information on organic solvent exposure. Managers and clerks had significant increases in risk of reduced sperm quality. Drivers of heavy machinery, tractors, forklift trucks and locomotives had an insignificant odds ratio increase; the increase for metalworkers and welders was significant.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; spermatogenic disturbances; Denmark
Descriptors (secondary) rubber industry; painting; organic solvents; office work; welding and cutting; metalworking industry; paper and paper products industry; plastics industry; questionnaire survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects