Small-for-gestational-age newborns of female refinery workers exposed to nickel.

@article{Vaktskjold2007SmallforgestationalageNO,
  title={Small-for-gestational-age newborns of female refinery workers exposed to nickel.},
  author={Arild Vaktskjold and Ljudmila Vasiljevna Talykova and V. P. Chashchin and Jon {\O}yvind Odland and Evert Nieboer},
  journal={International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          327-38
        }
}
OBJECTIVES It has not yet been established whether exposure to nickel (Ni) compounds may cause reproductive toxicity. The objective of this study was to investigate whether women employed under conditions of nickel exposure in early pregnancy were at elevated risk of delivering a newborn small-for-gestational-age (SGA). MATERIALS AND METHODS A register-based study of a well defined population. Data on pregnancy outcome and maternal occupation were obtained from the Kola Birth Registry. Each… 

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