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Health risks to female workers in occupational exposure to chemical agents

Author: R L Zielhuis; International archives of occupational and environmental health.
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, 1984.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R L Zielhuis; International archives of occupational and environmental health.
ISBN: 0387135790 9780387135793 3540135790 9783540135791
OCLC Number: 10877652
Notes: "International archives of occupational and environmental health supplement"--Page ii.
Description: xii, 120 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 Introduction.- 1.1 Objective.- 1.2 Theoretical Possibilities for Extra Health Risks in Female Workers.- 1.2.1 Differences Between Women and Men Apart from Reproduction.- 1.2.2 Differences Related to the Reproductive System and Reproduction.- 1.3 Sources.- References.- 2 Organic Solvents.- 2.1 Health Risks.- 2.1.1 Different for Women than for Men.- 2.1.2 Reported for Women Only.- 2.1.3 To the Female Reproductive System.- 2.1.3.1 Disturbed Menstruation.- 2.1.3.2 Uterine Cancer.- 2.1.4 To Pregnancy and Offspring.- 2.1.5 Through Lactation.- 2.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- References.- 3 Carbon Disulfide.- 3.1 Health Risks.- 3.1.1 Different for Women than for Men.- 3.1.2 Reported for Women Only.- 3.1.3 To the Female Reproductive System.- 3.1.4 To Pregnancy and Offspring.- 3.1.5 Through Lactation.- 3.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- References.- 4 Pesticides.- 4.1 Cholinesterase Inhibitors (Organophosphates and Carbamates).- 4.1.1 Health Risks.- 4.1.1.1 Different for Women than for Men.- 4.1.1.2 Reported for Women Only.- 4.1.1.3 To the Female Reproductive System.- 4.1.1.4 To Pregnancy and Offspring.- 4.1.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- 4.2 Cyclic Chlorinated Pisticides.- 4.2.1 Health Risks.- 4.2.1.1 Different for Women than for Men.- 4.2.1.2 To the Female Reproductive System.- 4.2.1.3 To Pregnancy and Offspring.- 4.2.1.4 Through Lactation.- 4.2.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- 4.3 Halogenated Aliphatic Pesticides.- 4.4 Miscellaneous Pesticides.- 4.4.1 2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4,5-T).- 4.4.2 Organic Mercury Compounds.- 4.4.3 Tetramethylthiuramdisulfide.- 4.4.4. Dinitro-o-cresol.- 4.4.5 Anticoagulants.- 4.4.6 Zineb.- 4.4.7 Nicotine.- References.- 5 Polychlorobiphenyls and Polybromobiphenyls.- 5.1 Polychlorobiphenyls.- 5.1.1 Health Risks.- 5.1.1.1 To the Female Reproductive System.- 5.1.1.2 To Pregnancy and Offspring.- 5.1.1.3 Through Lactation.- 5.1.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- 5.2 Polybromobiphenyls.- References.- 6 Plastic Monomers.- 6.1 Vinyl Chloride.- 6.2 Styrene.- 6.3 Caprolactam.- 6.4 Acrylates.- 6.5 Formaldehyde.- References.- 7 Carbon Monoxide.- 7.1 Health Risks to Pregnancy and Offspring.- 7.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- References.- 8 Metals: General Orientation.- 8.1 Toxicokinetics.- 8.2 Health Risks in the Metal Industry.- 8.3 Conclusions.- 8.4 Metals on Which Little Information Is Available.- 8.4.1 Arsenic.- 8.4.2 Antimony.- 8.4.3 Chromium.- 8.4.4 Copper.- 8.4.5 Manganese.- 8.4.6 Nickel.- 8.4.7 Selenium.- References.- 9 Inorganic Lead.- 9.1 Health Risks.- 9.1.1 Different for Woman than for Men.- 9.1.1.1 To Heme Synthesis and Hematopoiesis.- 9.1.1.2 To the Nervous System.- 9.1.2 Reported for Women Only.- 9.1.3 To the Female Reproductive System.- 9.1.4 To Pregnancy and Offspring.- 9.1.4.1 Placental Transfer.- 9.1.4.2 Birth Weight, Abortion, Congenital Malformation.- 9.1.4.3 Central Nervous System.- 9.1.4.4 Heme Synthesis.- 9.1.5 Through Lactation.- 9.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- References.- 10 Cadmium.- 10.1 Health Risks.- 10.1.1 Different for Women than for Men.- 10.1.2 Reported for Women Only.- 10.1.3 To the Female Reproductive System.- 10.1.4 To Pregnancy and Offspring.- 10.1.5 Through Lactation.- 10.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- References.- 11 Mercury.- 11.1 Metallic Mercury, Mercury Salts, and Long-chain Organic Mercury Compounds.- 11.1.1 Health Risks.- 11.1.1.1 Different for Women than for Men.- 11.1.1.2 Reported for Women Only.- 11.1.1.3 To the Female Reproductive System.- 11.1.1.4 To Pregnancy and Offspring.- 11.1.1.5 Through Lactation.- 11.1.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- 11.2 Short-chain Organic Mercury Compounds.- 11.2.1 Health Risks.- 11.2.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- References.- 12 Operating Room Personnel.- 12.1 Health Risks.- 12.1.1 Different for Women than for Men.- 12.1.1.1 Renal Diseases.- 12.1.1.2 Cancer.- 12.1.2 Reported for Women Only.- 12.1.3 To the Female Reproductive System.- 12.1.4 To Pregnancy and Offspring.- 12.1.4.1 Abortion.- 12.1.4.2 Congenital Malformations.- 12.1.4.3 Lower Birth Weight.- 12.1.4.4 Deviant Sex Ratio.- 12.1.4.5 Perinatal Death.- 12.1.5 Through Lactation.- 12.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- References.- 13 Health Care Personnel.- 13.1 Health Risks.- 13.1.1 Reported for Women Only.- 13.1.1.1 Mutagenicity.- 13.1.1.2 Immunity.- 13.1.1.3 Skin Diseases.- 13.1.2 To Pregnancy and Offspring.- 13.1.2.1 Abortion.- 13.1.2.2 Congenital Malformations.- 13.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- References.- 14 Pharmaceutical Industry.- 14.1 Health Risks.- 14.1.1 Different for Women than for Men.- 14.1.2 To the Female Reproductive System.- 14.1.2.1 Hyperestrogenism.- 14.1.2.2 Menstruation.- 14.1.2.3 Vaginal Diseases.- 14.1.3 To Pregnancy and Offspring.- 14.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- References.- 15 Chemical Industry/Laboratories.- 15.1 Health Risks.- 15.1.1 To the Female Reproductive System.- 15.1.2 To Pregnancy and Offspring.- 15.1.2.1 Abortion.- 15.1.2.2 Congenital Malformations.- 15.1.3 Through Lactation.- 15.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- References.- 16 Rubber Industry.- 16.1 Health Risks.- 16.1.1 Different for Women than for Men.- 16.1.1.1 Thioether Excretion.- 16.1.1.2 Mortality.- 16.1.2 To the Female Reproductive System.- 16.1.3 To Pregnancy and Offspring.- 16.1.4 Through Lactation.- 16.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- References.- 17 Beauticians-Hairdressers.- 17.1 Health Risks.- 17.1.1 Different for Women than for Men, or Studied Mainly in Women.- 17.1.1.1 Mutagenicity.- 17.1.1.2 Cancer.- 17.1.1.3 Impaired Pulmonary Function.- 17.1.1.4 Skin Diseases.- 17.1.2 To the Female Reproductive System, Pregnancy, and Offspring.- 17.2 Discussion and Conclusions.- References.- 18 General Discussion and Conclusions.- 18.1 Limitations of the Review.- 18.1.1 Partial Coverage.- 18.1.2 Data on Exposure.- 18.1.3 Animal Experiments.- 18.1.4 Validity of Studies.- 18.1.5 Uninformative Studies.- 18.2 Specific Conclusions.- 18.3 Overall Conclusions and Recommendations.- References.- 19 Appendix: Recent Data.- 19.1 Reviews.- 19.1.1 Reports, Books.- 19.1.2 Review Papers.- 19.1.3 Papers on Specific Chemicals/Occupations, Human Data.
Responsibility: R.L. Zielhuis [and others].

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