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Several studies indicate health problems among hairdressers to be related to their chemical exposure at work. The purpose of this study was to describe the exposure of chemical compounds in the air of Spanish hairdresser salons, and to study differences between salons in central and suburban areas. Ten hairdresser salons were examined for two days, by(More)
PURPOSE The hairdressing occupation may entail exposure to a wide range of chemical products, psychosocial and physical stress. All these factors may affect the health of a pregnant hairdresser and her offspring. Our aim was to analyse whether employment in this profession is associated with adverse reproductive effects. METHOD Female hairdressers working(More)
To assess changes in mental health in a sample of migrant workers after the eruption of the economic crisis in Spain. 318 migrant workers were interviewed. Mental health, sociodemographic, and economic crisis related variables were obtained through face-to-face (2008) and phone (2011) interviews. Prevalence of poor mental health (PMH) was compared(More)
OBJECTIVE Hairdressing is associated with adverse effects on reproductive health. This research investigates whether female hairdressers have increased risks of subfertility and menstrual disorders. STUDY DESIGN Cross sectional study. Participants were all female hairdressers below 50 years of age (n=310) working in registered hairdressing salons in(More)
AIM To analyze changes in access to health care and its determinants in the immigrant and native-born populations in Spain, before and during the economic crisis. METHODS Comparative analysis of two iterations of the Spanish National Health Survey (2006 and 2012). Outcome variables were: unmet need and use of different healthcare levels; explanatory(More)
To the Editor: In their interesting paper, Sfikakis et a1 state " no previous study, to our knowledge, has investigated the in vitro effects of gold compounds on the IL-2/IL-2R [interleukin-2/interleukin-2 receptor] system " (1). This is an oversight, since my colleagues and I have previously shown an in vitro effect of gold sodium thiomalate (GST) on the(More)
AIMS To study the association between fetal death and paternal agricultural occupation in areas and time periods with different levels of use of agricultural pesticides. METHODS A total of 1 473 146 stillbirths and births occurring in Spain between 1995 and 1999 were analysed. RESULTS The offspring of agricultural workers had the highest risk of fetal(More)
We describe reported exposures to main categories of occupational agents and conditions in Spanish pregnant workers. Women were recruited at 12th week of pregnancy from main public gynaecological consults to be included in the INMA Spanish cohorts study (n = 2,058). Through personal interviews with structured questionnaires, information on working situation(More)
Agricultural occupation has been associated with different reproductive outcomes. This study examined the relation between mean birth weight (MBW) and the prevalence of low birth weight (LBW) and paternal occupation in 1995-1998. Births and late fetal deaths were analyzed (n = 1,097,817). Paternal occupation was grouped into four categories: professionals(More)
The use of folic acid in the periconceptional period can prevent about 70% of neural tube defects (NTDs). In the remaining cases, no medical prevention is available, and those conditions should be defined as folate-resistant NTDs. Rodent models suggest that some folate-resistant NTDs can be prevented by inositol (myoinositol and chiroinositol)(More)