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Document ID (ISN)77029
CIS number 01-1085
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abell A., Juul S., Bonde J.P.E.
Title Time to pregnancy among female greenhouse workers
Bibliographic information Apr. 2000, Vol.26, No.2, p.131-136. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract This study examined the possibility that work in greenhouses with potential exposure to pesticides entails a risk for reduced fecundity in terms of increased time to pregnancy. 1,767 female members of the Danish Gardeners Trade Union were interviewed by telephone, and data were obtained on the 492 most recent pregnancies among women who were employed at the time when they stopped contraception. The pregnancies were classified according to job characteristics. The adjusted fecundability ratio for workers in flower greenhouses compared to other union members was 1.11. Among workers in flower greenhouses, the handling of cultures many hours per week, the spraying of pesticides, and the non-use of gloves was related to reduced fecundability.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; pesticides; horticulture; expectant mothers; flower and perfume-plant growing; long-term exposure
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; Denmark; pesticide spraying; questionnaire survey; manual handling
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures