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Document ID (ISN)70233
CIS number 97-1977
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Elghany N.A., et al.
Title Occupational exposure to inorganic mercury vapour and reproductive outcomes
Bibliographic information Aug. 1997, Vol.47, No.6, p.333-336. 15 ref.
Abstract Pregnancy outcomes were investigated among 46 women production workers exposed to inorganic mercury vapour and 19 unexposed controls. There were 104 recorded pregnancies during the period 1948-1977. A higher frequency of adverse reproductive outcomes, especially congenital abnormalities, was observed among women exposed to inorganic mercury at levels at, or substantially lower than, 0.6mg/m3; no significant differences in stillbirth or miscarriage rates were noted between the two groups. The increased risk observed was not statistically significant.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; expectant mothers; mercury
Descriptors (secondary) USA; complications of pregnancy; teratogenic effects; long-term study; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Mercury and compounds
Inorganic substances
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures