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Reproductive Disorders of the Male/Female Worker: Introductory Remarks.
NIOSH 1979 Jun:13-15
Reproductive toxicological effects on the pregnant worker are discussed. Legislation enacted to focus attention on the subject of women at work is cited. The major fields in which women are employed are mentioned, along with trends in childcare and flexible schedules that increase the participation of women of child bearing age in the labor force. A NIOSH sponsored study by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is described. ACOG guidelines for the application of sound clinical judgements concerning the pregnant worker are summarized, emphasizing the need to investigate each case on an individual basis to determine medical history and current health status of the woman, and information pertinent to the work and task environment. Questions which should be explored involving the past work environments of both the woman and her male partner are suggested by the author, who concludes that there is a lack of available information on the reproductive effects of occupational toxins.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-78-0053; Epidemiology; Toxic-substances; Exposure; Reproductive-system-disorders; Work-environment; Maternity; Work-performance; Females;
Fertility and Pregnancy Abnormalities; Disease and Injury; Reproductive-system-disorders;
Occupational Safety and Health Symposia 1978, Division of Technical Services, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio
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