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Document ID (ISN)75444
CIS number 00-1400
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Min Y.I., Correa-Villase˝or A., Stewart P.A.
Title Parental occupational lead exposure and low birth weight
Bibliographic information Nov. 1996, Vol.30, No.5, p.569-578. 32 ref.
Abstract This study suggests that paternal occupational lead exposure may be associated with low birth weight in the offspring. The odds of low birth weight rose fivefold among infants of fathers who were potentially exposed to high levels of lead during the period 6 months before pregnancy to the end of pregnancy. This effect was most prominent for low-birth-weight infants who were both preterm and small for gestational age. There was a suggestion of a gradual increase of the odds of low birth weight at medium levels of exposure, but this increase was not statistically significant. No increased odds were observed at low levels of exposure. Low birth weight was not associated with paternal ever versus never exposure, indirect exposure or exposure frequency. An independent effect of exposure duration could not be evaluated as it was highly correlated with exposure level.
Descriptors (primary) children; body weight; lead; parental exposure
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; case-control study; questionnaire survey; complications of pregnancy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances