The goal of this investigation was to examine the effects of occupational noise during pregnancy prospectively.
The exposed group [continuous A-weighted sound level (LAeq (8h)) =78 dB] consisted of 111 pregnant women, and the reference group comprised 181 pregnant women with approximately similar work conditions but without noise exposure.
The noise-exposed women had more frequently other inconveniences in their work, however, like shift work, impulse noise exposure, vibration, and a high or low temperature.
RESULTs With the limit of 78 dB (LAeq (8h)), the course and outcome of pregnancy did not differ between the groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bruit, Exposition professionnelle, Gestation pathologie, Poids naissance, Nouveau né pathologie, Prématurité, Malformation, Hémodynamique, Homme, Femelle, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Noise, Occupational exposure, Pregnancy disorders, Birth weight, Newborn diseases, Prematurity, Malformation, Hemodynamics, Human, Female, Occupational medicine
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Cote : 95-0053403
Code Inist : 002A08E. Création : 09/06/1995.