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Document ID (ISN)56991
CIS number 91-1874
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Restrepo M., Muñoz N., Day N.E., Parra J.E., De Romero L., Nguyen-Dinh X.
Title Prevalence of adverse reproductive outcomes in a population occupationally exposed to pesticides in Colombia
Bibliographic information Aug. 1990, Vol.16, No.4, p.232-238. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract A prevalence survey of adverse reproductive outcomes was carried out in a population of 8867 persons (2951 men and 5916 women) who had been working in the floriculture industry in the Bogotá area of Colombia for at least 6 months. These workers were exposed to 127 different types of pesticides. The prevalence rates for spontaneous abortion, prematurity, stillbirths, and malformations were estimated for pregnancies occurring among the female workers and the wives of the male workers before and after they started working in floriculture, and these rates were related to various degrees of exposure. A moderate increase in the prevalence of spontaneous abortion, prematurity, and congenital malformations was detected for pregnancies occurring after the start of work in floriculture.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; abortion; flower and perfume-plant growing; expectant mothers; genetic effects
Descriptors (secondary) gynaecology; epidemiologic study; questionnaire survey; Colombia
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia; France; United Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
Antifertility and prenatal effects
Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures