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Epidemiological Studies for Detection of Teratogens.

Authors
Saxen-L
Source
NIOSH 1980 Oct:357-376
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00105788
Abstract
Epidemiological methods of detecting teratogenic agents are reviewed. Population, cohort and case control study procedures are evaluated based on data collected during previous investigations. Confounding factors in each type of study are discussed, including secondary or unknown exposures, subject selection, chance correlations, and maternal memory bias. The author concludes that epidemiological studies can identify teratogenic agents or populations at risk. For teratology studies involving industrial chemical exposures, retrospective or prospective cohort studies would provide the most meaningful data.
Keywords
Epidemiology; Teratogenesis; Case-studies; Risk-factors; Industrial-chemicals;
Publication Date
19801001
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
Source Name
Proceedings of a Workshop on Methodology for Assessing Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace, April 19-22, 1978, P.F. Infante and M.S. Legator, Eds. Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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