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Management of occupational risk to reproduction in a Danish county.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1585138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In Denmark pregnant women are entitled to receive maintenance allowances if the working conditions are suspected to be harmful to the fetus. The aim of the study was to evaluate these preventive measures taken to reduce occupational hazards to reproduction in Denmark. In 1985 1,247 pregnancies were identified in Ribe county during a 6-month period. Three hundred and forty-five women employed at the beginning of the pregnancy in manufacturing industries, construction work, health services, or agriculture were interviewed by telephone concerning their working conditions and the measures taken to reduce possible occupational risks. The response rate was 85%. On the basis of the interviews the risks and the preventive measures were assessed. Out of 200 women who had no changes in the working conditions during pregnancy, 46 (23%) had a working situation which was considered potentially harmful. For 57 the working situation was changed during the first months of pregnancy because of an assumed risk. The remaining 37 were out of work or received maintenance allowances because of occupational hazards. In this study a greater awareness than expected about possible occupational risks was found, but in some instances occupational risks were overlooked or neglected.
Authors:
A I Larsen; I Schaumburg; A L Larsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of social medicine     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0300-8037     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Soc Med     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-17     Completed Date:  1992-06-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365610     Medline TA:  Scand J Soc Med     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Occupational Medicine, Esbjerg Central Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attitude to Health
Denmark / epidemiology
Female
Humans
Maternal Behavior
Maximum Allowable Concentration
Occupational Exposure
Occupational Health / legislation & jurisprudence*,  statistics & numerical data
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / prevention & control*
Risk Factors
Women, Working / legislation & jurisprudence,  statistics & numerical data*

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