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Parental exposure to organic solvents and reduced birth weight.

Authors
Ha-E; Cho-SI; Chen-D; Chen-C; Ryan-L; Smith-TJ; Xu-X; Christiani-DC
Source
Arch Environ Health 2002 May; 57(3):207-214
NIOSHTIC No.
20029505
Abstract
The authors investigated the association of birth weight with maternal and paternal exposure to organic solvents in 1,222 couples employed in a large petrochemical corporation in Beijing, China, during the period between 1994 and 1998. A trained interviewer assessed parental exposures to organic solvents. The authors used generalized additive models to examine the association between birth weight and parental exposure to organic solvents. After the authors adjusted for potential confounders, maternal exposure to solvents was significantly associated with reduced birth weight (-81.7 gm, 95% confidence interval = -106.3, -3.1), and reduced birth weights of female babies and of younger mothers' babies were statistically significant. Maternal exposure to organic solvents was associated with reduced birth weight in this population, but paternal exposure to organic solvents was not similarly associated.
Keywords
Reproductive-system-disorders; Reproductive-hazards; Pregnancy; Organic-solvents; Occupational-exposure; Risk-factors; Statistical-analysis; Epidemiology
Contact
Eunhee Ha, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Preventive Medicine, Ewha Woman's University College of Medicine, 911-1 Mok-6-Dong Yangchun-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
CODEN
AEHLAU
CAS No.
71-43-2; 8006-61-9; 7439-96-5; 7783-06-4; 7664-41-7
Publication Date
20020501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
eunheeha@mm.ewha.ac.kr
Funding Amount
1168572
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003027
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0003-9896
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Fertility and Pregnancy Abnormalities
Source Name
Archives of Environmental Health
State
MA
Performing Organization
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
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