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Document ID (ISN)56231
CIS number 91-1224
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Olsen J., Hemminki K., Ahlborg G., Bjerkedal T., Kyyr÷nen P., Taskinen H., Lindbohm M.L., Heinonen O.P., Brandt L., Kolstad H., Halvorsen B.A., EgenŠs J.
Title Low birthweight, congenital malformations, and spontaneous abortions among dry-cleaning workers in Scandinavia
Bibliographic information June 1990, Vol.16, No.3, p.163-168. 11 ref.
Abstract With a common study protocol, case-referent studies within cohorts were performed in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland to study reproductive hazards of women doing dry-cleaning work. Due to national differences not all of the studies could follow exactly the same procedures in data collection, but they were all based on the linkage of cohorts of dry-cleaning and laundry workers to national registers of births and reproductive failures. Summary measures from each study were combined without the data being pooled. The most significant finding was an increased risk of spontaneous abortion among the most exposed women in the Finnish data. This finding was only supported by the results of the other studies to a minor degree.
Descriptors (primary) Scandinavia; dry cleaning; women; abortion; genetic effects; organic solvents
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; Norway; laundries; comparative study; Finland; tetrachloroethylene; epidemiologic study; Denmark
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark; Finland; Norway; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Laundries and dry cleaning
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects
Diseases of the reproductive system