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Document ID (ISN)63736
CIS number 95-178
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Taskinen H., Kyyr÷nen P., Hemminki K., Hoikkala M., Lajunen K., Lindbohm M.L.
Title Laboratory work and pregnancy outcome
Bibliographic information Mar. 1994, Vol.36, No.3, p.311-319. 51 ref.
Abstract Spontaneous abortions among women working in laboratories, and congenital malformations and birth weights of the children were examined in a retrospective case-referent study in Finland. In the spontaneous abortion study there were 535 women (206 cases and 329 referents), and in the malformation study 141 women (36 cases and 105 referents). The analysis of the birth weights concerned 500 women. Significant associations with spontaneous abortions were found for exposure to toluene, xylene and formalin 3 days or more a week, adjusted for the covariates. Most of the women exposed to formalin and xylene were working in pathology or histology laboratories. No association with congenital malformation was found.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; laboratory work; Finland; toluene; expectant mothers; abortion; xylene; chemical hazards; complications of pregnancy
Descriptors (secondary) case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
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