|Document ID (ISN)||56995|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Bonde J.P., Hansen K.S., Levine R.J.
||Fertility among Danish male welders
||Oct. 1990, Vol.16, No.5, p.315-322. Illus. 14 ref.
||Welding may be detrimental to the male reproductive system. Fertility was examined in a Danish cohort of 3702 male metalworkers over a follow-up of 47,674 person-years. Occupational histories were gathered by postal questionnaires. Information on births was obtained by record linkage to the Danish Central Population Register. Among persons who had ever workerd as welders, the probability of having a child was slightly reduced the year after a year of welding exposure. The reduction in fertility was associated with the welding of mild steel, but not with the welding of stainless steel. These findings are consistent with results of previous studies of time to conception and semen quality in welders.
||welding fumes; sterility; welding and cutting; iron and steel industry; genetic effects
||Denmark; comparative study; questionnaire survey; stainless steel
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the reproductive system
Antifertility and prenatal effects
Welding and cutting
Iron and steel industry
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures