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Document ID (ISN)66890
CIS number 96-693
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Saurel-Cubizolles M.J., Hays M., Estryn-Behar M.
Title Work in operating rooms and pregnancy outcome among nurses
Bibliographic information 1994, Vol.66, No.4, p.235-241. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract A survey of the outcome of 776 pregnancies among 418 nurses in 17 hospitals in Paris, France, during the period June 1987 and June 1989 revealed that the frequency of spontaneous abortions was significantly higher for nurses who worked in the operating room during pregnancy. It was also significantly higher for nurses exposed to a combination of anaesthetic gases, aqueous formaldehyde solution (Formol) and ionizing radiation during the first three months of pregnancy.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; formaldehyde; anaesthetics; nursing personnel; operating theatres; hospitals; abortion
Descriptors (secondary) France; synergism; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
Health care services
Ionizing radiation