Time to pregnancy (TTP) has been proposed as a screening instrument for the detection of environmental and occupational hazards to reproduction.
Our aim was to determine whether reduced fecundity could be found among smelter workers and couples living near the smelter.
The number of months required to achieve a pregnancy was determined via a questionnaire, and TTP was analyzed using a logistic regression model with a cutoff at 12 months.
No significant findings were found for a risk of having to wait for more than 12 months to achieve pregnancy because of occupational or environmental exposure.
It could be that the exposure variables tested were not sensitive enough in detecting hazards to reproduction or that they were of minor importance.
A tendency toward a prolonged TTP was found for couples living near the smelter.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fusion minerai, Fonderie, Industrie métallurgique, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Zone résidentielle, Proximité, Toxicité, Fécondité, Stérilité, Fertilité, Epidémiologie, Suède, Europe, Homme, Reproduction pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Smelting, Foundry, Metallurgical industry, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Residential zone, Proximity, Toxicity, Fecundity, Sterility, Fertility, Epidemiology, Sweden, Europe, Human, Reproduction diseases
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Cote : 99-0460281
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 22/03/2000.