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Pregnancy.

Authors
Hunt-VR
Source
NIOSH 1977 Jul:142-150
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00074744
Abstract
Knowledge and the lack of it on the effects of the working environment on pregnancy are discussed. It is contended that women too frequently have been excluded as a group for study, whatever their age, their race, or smoking habits, except for radiation exposure, and thus there is a dearth of information in this area upon which to base any action. Attention is given to radiation standards for pregnancy. It is brought out that epidemiologic studies of the longevity, morbidity, and mortality of radiologists have been going on for 20 years, but there are no U.S. studies of X- ray technicians, nuclear medicine technologists, or nurses dealing with radiation therapy. Various biochemical changes as well as respiratory and heart functions that occur during pregnancy are reviewed. It is suggested that contaminants may be absorbed more during pregnancy than in the non-pregnant state. The effect of maternal work on the fetus is considered. Research is called for so that unjustified or inadequate protective measures for working women will not be promulgated. (Contract No. 210-76-0118)
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0118; Sex-factors; Females; Teratology; Hazards; Medical-research; Epidemiology; Radiation-hazards; Biochemical-processes; Biochemical-responses; Physiological-response; Respiratory-functions; Physical-activity;
Publication Date
19770701
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 77-179
NIOSH Division
DTS;
Priority Area
Special Populations; Work Environment and Workforce;
Source Name
Occupational Safety and Health Symposia 1976, Division of Technical Services, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio
State
OH;
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