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Document ID (ISN)69321
CIS number 97-1203
Year 1995
Convention or series no. European Occupational Health Series 9
World Health Organization (WHO)
Title Women at work in Europe - The challenge of today and tomorrow
Bibliographic information Occupational Health Programme, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Scherfigsvej 8, 2100 K°benhavn ě, Denmark, 1995. 50p. 86 ref.
Abstract This report examines statistical data on the numbers of women employed in the European Union, focusing on their occupations, the industries that employ them, and the health hazards to which they are potentially exposed. These include: inflammatory bowel disease; cancer; tuberculosis; zoonoses; hepatitis; human immunodeficiency virus; heat and cold stress; exposure to dust and fibres, lead, and solvents; stress; reproductive outcomes; perinatal mortality; and congenital malformations. Research needs are outlined.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; WHO; women; harmful substances; European Communities
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; sex-linked differences; antifertility effects; cold stress; report; tuberculosis; lead; zoonoses; heat load; hepatitis; solvents; immunodeficiency syndrome; cancer; list of chemical substances; mental stress; teratogenic effects; airborne dust
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Bacterial and parasitic diseases