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Unusual sex ratio of births to carbon setter fathers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8506858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the years of 1980-1990, there were 139 birth records filed in Washington State on which father's occupation was designated as "carbon setter," a job title specific to aluminum reduction plants of the prebake type. Fifty-three (53) of these records specified sex of the birth as male, while 86 records specified sex of the infant as female. This gives a sex ratio of 0.381, which is a significant departure from the usual sex ratio at birth (proportion male = 0.512). Surveillance of sex ratio by paternal occupation is a simple method of monitoring for genotoxicity.
S Milham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of industrial medicine     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0271-3586     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ind. Med.     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-07     Completed Date:  1993-07-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101110     Medline TA:  Am J Ind Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  829-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Olympia, WA.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollution / adverse effects
Hot Temperature / adverse effects
Infant, Newborn
Magnetics / adverse effects
Sex Ratio*
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Comment In:
Am J Ind Med. 1994 Apr;25(4):607-8   [PMID:  8010301 ]

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