|Document ID (ISN)||78770|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Wulff M., H÷gberg U., Stenlund H.
||Occupational and environmental risks of spontaneous abortions around a smelter
||Feb. 2002, Vol.41, No.2, p.131-138. Illus. 49 ref.
||To evaluate the effects of working or living near a smelter on reproductive outcome, a case-control study was conducted in Sweden involving employees at the smelter, a sample of residents near the smelter and a sample of residents at a distance from the smelter, as controls. Participants were given a questionnaire, in 1992, and cases of live births and spontaneous abortions were obtained for the period between 1982 and 1990 from the population registry. Risk factors were studied by logistic regression. A validity study between register and questionnaire data on spontaneous abortions and legal abortions was completed. The results indicate that there was no increase in the level of spontaneous abortions associated with smelter work or to living close to the smelter.
||occupational diseases; abortion; foundries; women; neighbourhood populations; risk factors
||Sweden; statistical evaluation; case-control study; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the reproductive system
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations