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The effect of smelter work on fecundity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10457511     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Time to pregnancy (TTP) has been proposed as a screening instrument for the detection of environmental and occupational hazards to reproduction. Our aim was to determine whether reduced fecundity could be found among smelter workers and couples living near the smelter. The number of Months required to achieve a pregnancy was determined via a questionnaire, and TTP was analyzed using a logistic regression model with a cutoff at 12 months. No significant findings were found for a risk of having to wait for more than 12 months to achieve pregnancy because of occupational or environmental exposure. It could be that the exposure variables tested were not sensitive enough in detecting hazards to reproduction or that they were of minor importance. A tendency toward a prolonged TTP was found for couple living near the smelter.
M Wulff; U Högberg; H Stenlund
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1076-2752     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Occup. Environ. Med.     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-14     Completed Date:  1999-10-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504688     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  678-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Umeå University, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / adverse effects*
Infertility, Female / chemically induced*,  epidemiology
Metals, Heavy / adverse effects*
Occupational Diseases / chemically induced*,  epidemiology
Proportional Hazards Models
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Metals, Heavy

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