Spontaneous Abortions among Cosmetologists

@article{John1994SpontaneousAA,
  title={Spontaneous Abortions among Cosmetologists},
  author={E. McGonigle John and David A Savitz and Carl M. Shy},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={5},
  pages={147–155}
}
To examine the relation between adverse pregnancy outcomes and work in cosmetology during pregnancy, we conducted a mail survey in North Carolina among 8,356 licensed female cosmetologists 22–36 years of age. We identified pregnancies between 1983 and 1988 by a brief screening questionnaire, followed by a more detailed mail questionnaire. Seventy-four per cent of eligible cosmetologists responded to each inquiry. We restricted the main analysis to 96 cosmetologists with a spontaneous abortion… 
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