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Document ID (ISN)56997
CIS number 91-1912
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brandt L.P.A., Nielsen C.V.
Title Congenital malformations among children of women working with video display terminals
Bibliographic information Oct. 1990, Vol.16, No.5, p.329-333. 11 ref.
Abstract In a case-base study among 214,108 commercial and clerical employees in Denmark the potential effect of the use of video display terminals on the risk of congenital malformations in pregnancy was investigated. The study base was defined by means of register linkage of the Medical Birth Register and the National Register of In-patients. In the source population 24,352 pregnancy outcomes were registered, 661 of which with congenital malformations formed the case group, and a base sample of 2,252 pregnancies was drawn. Data concerning the use of video display terminals, job stress, ergonomic factors, exposure to organic solvents, and life-style factors were obtained from postal questionnaires. The results of this study did not support the hypothesis that the use of video display terminals during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of congenital malformations.
Descriptors (primary) children; trade and warehousing; expectant mothers; office work; genetic effects; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) case study; hazard evaluation; ergonomic evaluation; stress evaluation; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures