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Document ID (ISN)56446
CIS number 91-1221
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Norman C.A., Halton D.M.
Title Is carbon monoxide a workplace teratogen? A review and evaluation of the literature
Bibliographic information Aug. 1990, Vol.34, No.4, p.335-347. 44 ref.
Abstract Sixty case reports of carbon monoxide exposures involving pregnant women are reviewed. The circumstances under which carbon monoxide exposures adversely affected pregnancy and the types of effects seen are summarised. Severe acute exposures to carbon monoxide caused foetal death or toxic effects, including anatomical malformations and functional alterations. Foetal outcome was related to two major indices of carbon monoxide exposure: maternal blood carboxyhaemoglobin levels and maternal toxicity.
Descriptors (primary) carbon monoxide; workplaces; expectant mothers; teratogenic effects; embryotropic effects
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; haemoglobin monitoring; carboxyhaemoglobin level; exposure tests; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures