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Document ID (ISN)74546
CIS number 00-412
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Irgens ┼., KrŘger K., Ulstein M.
Title The effect of male occupational exposure in infertile couples in Norway
Bibliographic information Dec. 1999, Vol.41, No.12, p.1116-1120. 25 ref.
Abstract The objective of the study was to assess whether reduced semen quality in male workers is associated with occupational exposures known to be hazardous to fertility. Results of semen analysis in 365 men investigated for infertility were linked to occupational exposure data from a self-administered questionnaire. Reduced semen quality was found in men exposed to electromagnetic fields. A tendency toward reduced semen quality was seen in commuters, shift workers and men exposed to heavy metals. In general, the impact of occupational exposure on semen quality in male workers in Norway seemed to be minor. However, the lack of significant results may be explained by the small number of responses and further investigations would be necessary.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; sterility; spermatogenic disturbances; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) Norway; commuting; epidemiologic study; shift work; questionnaire survey; electromagnetic fields
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects