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Document ID (ISN)52416
CIS number 89-1661
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kurppa K., Rantala K., Nurminen T., Holmberg P.C., Starck J.
Title Noise exposure during pregnancy and selected structural malformations in infants
Bibliographic information Apr. 1989, Vol.15, No.2, p.111-116. 26 ref.
Abstract The study tested the hypothesis of exposure to noise during pregnancy being teratogenic. It included 1,475 Finnish mothers who had given birth to a malformed child (orofacial cleft or structural defect of the central nervous system, skeleton, or heart and great vessels) and 1,475 reference mothers. A special interview soon after delivery yielded the primary information on exposure. Of the 783 mothers who reported noise exposure in the first trimester, 370 were case mothers and 413 were referents. Hygienic assessment indicated that 102 case mothers and 103 referents had been exposed in the first trimester to a sound level of around 80dB or higher. Adjustment for potential confounders by logistic regression methods gave similar results. There was no obvious trend suggesting a hazard when different exposure categories were considered.
Descriptors (primary) noise; expectant mothers; teratogenic effects; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) Finland; comparative study; extra-auditory effects; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Noise
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures