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Male occupational reproductive hazards.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7164432     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Studies assessing reproductive function among male workers were rare in the United States before the discovery of sterility and infertility in 1977 among employees of a pesticide formulating plant in central California. Subsequently, the etiologic agent, dibromochloropropane (DBCP), has been shown in numerous studies of humans and animals to produce similar effects. While studies on the influence of workplace exposures to various chemicals on reproductive function have proliferated during the past five years, no other single agent has approached the dramatic effects exhibited by DBCP. Other agents that have been evaluated and have shown some adverse effects are reviewed critically. Studies of spontaneous abortion or congenital abnormalities in children of wives of men exposed to anesthetic gases and DBCP indicate that pregnancy outcome, as well as infertility and sterility, is an important outcome measure.
M D Whorton
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Western journal of medicine     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0093-0415     ISO Abbreviation:  West. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1982 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-07     Completed Date:  1983-04-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410504     Medline TA:  West J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  521-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chemical Industry*
Infertility, Male / chemically induced*
Occupational Diseases / complications*
Propane / adverse effects,  analogs & derivatives*
Reproduction / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
74-98-6/Propane; 96-12-8/1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane

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