|Document ID (ISN)||55913|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Schaumburg I., Olsen J.
||Congenital malformations and death among the offspring of Danish pharmacy assistants
||1990, Vol.18, No.5, p.555-564. Illus. Bibl.ref.
||Congenital malformation, stillbirth, and infant mortality were studied in a cohort of all female assistants in Denmark under the age of 40 years who were members of the national union in 1979 to 1984 (4,939). Data on all births and deaths during first year of life during the study period were identified through the national birth register. In general, pharmacy assistants had a low frequency of congenital malformation and death among their offspring. Compared with an internal reference group, pharmacy assisants engaged in production or packing of pharmaceutical products experienced an increased prevalence of congenital malformations among their offspring. Working with identification and controls showed a slightly increased risk of death during the first year of life of the children. This could indicate occupational risks, but other explanations cannot be excluded.
||pharmaceutical products; antifertility effects; pharmaceutical industry; exposure evaluation; women; Denmark
||comparative study; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures