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|Title:||A review of studies on maternal occupational exposures and birth defects, and the limitations associated with these studies||Authors:||Shi, L.
|Issue Date:||2001||Citation:||Shi, L., Chia, S.-E. (2001). A review of studies on maternal occupational exposures and birth defects, and the limitations associated with these studies. Occupational Medicine 51 (4) : 230-244. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/51.4.230||Abstract:||The proportion of pregnant women who work during pregnancy is increasing as more women move into previously male-dominated occupations. With this move, occupational exposure to chemical or physical factors during pregnancy could be further increased. In the last decade, there have been many reports on the causes of birth defects. Unfortunately, most reported associations between occupational exposures and adverse reproductive outcomes in epidemiological studies are equivocal and often controversial. Many reported associations are only suggestive. More information is needed before firm conclusions can be drawn. The major reasons for ambiguous findings are due to limitations of study methodology, e.g. inappropriate endpoints, multiple confounders, low study power and inadequate analysis methods. It must also be noted that maternal work, and therefore exposure, may also differ greatly from country to country.||Source Title:||Occupational Medicine||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113340||ISSN:||09627480||DOI:||10.1093/occmed/51.4.230|
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