|Document ID (ISN)||70233|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Elghany N.A., et al.
||Occupational exposure to inorganic mercury vapour and reproductive outcomes
||Aug. 1997, Vol.47, No.6, p.333-336. 15 ref.
||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.
||antifertility effects; expectant mothers; mercury
||USA; complications of pregnancy; teratogenic effects; long-term study; cohort study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Mercury and compounds
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures