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Document ID (ISN)77932
CIS number 02-274
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Petrelli G., Lauria L., FigÓ-Talamanca I.
Title Occupational exposures and male fertility: Results of an Italian multicentre study in exposed populations
Original title Esposizioni occupazionali e fertilitÓ maschile: Risultati di uno studio italiano multicentrico tra popolazioni esposte [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 2001, Vol.92, No.5, p.307-313. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract Report on a study on the fertility of couples where the men were occupationally exposed to three different kinds of toxic substances with effects on reproduction. Fertility was evaluated during the time that elapsed between attempting and achieving the first pregnancy of the couples. Data were collected from 153 workers of a mint (exposed to metal and solvents), 322 agricultural workers licensed to handle pesticides and 127 greenhouse workers, as well as from comparable non-unexposed groups of workers. Results suggest that workers exposed to metals, solvents and the agricultural and greenhouse workers exposed to pesticides experienced a delay in conception at the time of their wives' first pregnancy, although the delay was statistically significant (OR=2.4; 95% CI=1.2-5.1) only for greenhouse workers with heavy exposure (>100hrs of application time per year) to pesticides.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; male workers; pesticides; job-exposure relation; solvents; agriculture; high-risk groups; work in confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) exposure evaluation; Italy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces
Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects
Agriculture