Is occupational noise exposure during pregnancy a risk factor of damage to the auditory system of the fetus?

@article{Lalande1986IsON,
  title={Is occupational noise exposure during pregnancy a risk factor of damage to the auditory system of the fetus?},
  author={N M Lalande and R H{\'e}tu and Johanne Lambert},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={427-35}
}
In the Province of Quebec, the regulated daily noise exposure limit is 90 dBA-8h. This limit value also applies to pregnant women. Experimental studies suggest however, that this standard is not sufficiently stringent to protect the auditory system of the fetus, particularly in cases of low-frequency noise exposure. An exploratory study was undertaken to assess this possibility. A total of 131 children were examined. Their mothers had worked, while pregnant with that child, in noise conditions… CONTINUE READING

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