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A review of adverse effects on reproduction amongst female computer terminal workers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2260819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It has been suggested that pregnant women working with computer terminals and visual display unit (VDUs) could be at an increased risk of having a spontaneous abortion or giving birth to children with congenital defects. This has led to apprehensions and worry among computer operators. This review attempts to evaluate some of the recent studies and provide some current knowledge on the possible reproductive hazard of VDUs. According to current scientific knowledge, the use of computer terminals during pregnancy does not by itself, lead to increased risks of adverse reproductive effects.
C N Ong; M M Thein; U Berquist
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  1990 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-01-31     Completed Date:  1991-01-31     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  649-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community, Occupational & Family Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / epidemiology,  etiology*
Computer Terminals*
Congenital Abnormalities / epidemiology,  etiology*
Infant, Newborn
Occupational Diseases / epidemiology,  etiology*
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology,  etiology

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