Occupational paternal exposure to benzene and risk of spontaneous abortion.

  title={Occupational paternal exposure to benzene and risk of spontaneous abortion.},
  author={I Str{\"u}cker and Laurence Mandereau and M P Aubert-Berleur and F D{\'e}plan and Alain Paris and A. Stein Richard and Denis H{\'e}mon},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={51 7},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of spontaneous abortion among the wives of male workers occupationally exposed to benzene. METHODS The wives of 823 men working in two chemical plants at the time of the study were asked to complete a questionnaire describing their pregnancies. The analysis of the 1739 pregnancies that ended in a spontaneous abortion or a birth is presented. The firms' payroll records provided all workers' employment history, including dates… CONTINUE READING

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