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Document ID (ISN)55913
CIS number 91-863
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schaumburg I., Olsen J.
Title Congenital malformations and death among the offspring of Danish pharmacy assistants
Bibliographic information 1990, Vol.18, No.5, p.555-564. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) pharmaceutical products; antifertility effects; pharmaceutical industry; exposure evaluation; women; Denmark
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Pharmaceutical industry
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Exposure evaluation