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Reproductive hazards.

Authors
Goldberg-RL; Janssen-S
Source
Agricultural medicine: a practical guide. Lessenger JE, ed. NY: Springer, 2005 Sep; :492-504
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20037294
Abstract
There is ample evidence that agricultural workers and those who reside in agricultural areas have an increased risk for a variety of adverse reproductive health outcomes. Both paternal and maternal exposures to biologic and chemical agents and maternal exposure to physical factors must be recognized and controlled to prevent these adverse effects on fertility and on the next generation of children. Strategies should include reduction or elimination of chemical agents whenever possible, proper personal protective equipment, improved work practices and hygiene, worker education, avoidance of biologic exposures, and reduction in the intensity and duration of maternal physical labor.
Keywords
Agricultural-chemicals; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-products; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Airborne-particles; Air-contamination; Biological-effects; Biological-function; Cell-biology; Cell-damage; Chemical-properties; Children; Demographic-characteristics; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-levels; Exposure-methods; Fertility; Fetus; Health-hazards; Health-standards; Humans; Inhalants; Inhalation-studies; Injury-prevention; Medical-examinations; Medical-surveys; Neurological-reactions; Neurological-system; Neurotoxic-effects; Neurotoxicity; Neurotoxins; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupations; Organic-chemicals; Pathogenesis; Pathogenicity; Pathogens; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Physiological-effects; Physiological-factors; Physiological-function; Physiological-measurements; Physiological-response; Pollutants; Pollution; Pregnancy; Prostate-cancer; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Psychological-effects; Psychological-factors; Psychological-processes; Psychological-reactions; Psychological-responses; Psychological-stress; Quantitative-analysis; Reproductive-effects; Reproductive-hazards; Reproductive-system; Reproductive-system-disorders; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Safety-measures; Statistical-analysis; Work-areas; Work-environment; Work-operations; Work-performance; Workplace-studies; Work-practices; Author Keywords: reproduction; biological; infertility; spontaneous abortion; preterm delivery; birth defects; low birthweight
Publication Date
20050930
Document Type
Chapter
Editors
Lessenger-JE
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2005
ISBN No.
9780387254258
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008429
Source Name
Agricultural medicine: a practical guide
State
CA; NJ
Performing Organization
University of California, Berkeley
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division