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Document ID (ISN)70066
CIS number 97-1875
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith E.M., et al.
Title Occupational exposures and risk of female infertility
Bibliographic information Feb. 1997, Vol.39, No.2, p.138-147. 69 ref.
Abstract This case-control study examined the association between occupational chemical and radiation exposures and risk of infertility (diagnosed medically). Increased risk factors among 281 infertile women (when compared with 216 fertile controls) were exposure to volatile organic solvents, chemical dusts, pesticides and video display terminals. The crude odds ratios of risk were 2 to 3 times higher in women exposed to these factors than in those not exposed.
Descriptors (primary) women; antifertility effects
Descriptors (secondary) USA; pesticides; dust; case-control study; organic solvents; hazard evaluation; questionnaire survey; visual display terminals
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects