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Document ID (ISN)62678
CIS number 94-1313
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Willis W.O., Peyster A., Molgaard C.A., Walker C., MacKendrick T.
Title Pregnancy outcome among women exposed to pesticides through work or residence in an agricultural area
Bibliographic information Sep. 1993, Vol.35, No.9, p.943-949. 23 ref.
Abstract This study covered 535 women enrolled in a southern California community clinic perinatal program. They were potentially exposed to pesticides and other agricultural chemicals occupationally and/or environmentally. Maternal blood samples were assayed for cholinesterase activity and exposure history was determined by concurrent interviews. These assessments were conducted on each participant approximately once each trimester. No difference between exposed and unexposed women was noted for risk of preterm birth or toxaemia. Subjects who experienced spontaneous abortion were all unexposed, and the rate of spontaneous abortion was 2.1%, less than expected. A greater incidence of low birth weight among unexposed women indicates that exposure may have had a "protective" effect.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; expectant mothers; complications of pregnancy
Descriptors (secondary) cohort study; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
Agricultural chemicals