|Document ID (ISN)||77029|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Abell A., Juul S., Bonde J.P.E.
||Time to pregnancy among female greenhouse workers
||Apr. 2000, Vol.26, No.2, p.131-136. Illus. 23 ref.
||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.
||antifertility effects; pesticides; horticulture; expectant mothers; flower and perfume-plant growing; long-term exposure
||protective gloves; Denmark; pesticide spraying; questionnaire survey; manual handling
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures