|Document ID (ISN)||63736|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Taskinen H., Kyyr÷nen P., Hemminki K., Hoikkala M., Lajunen K., Lindbohm M.L.
||Laboratory work and pregnancy outcome
||Mar. 1994, Vol.36, No.3, p.311-319. 51 ref.
||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.
||formaldehyde; laboratory work; Finland; toluene; expectant mothers; abortion; xylene; chemical hazards; complications of pregnancy
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland; Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the reproductive system