Menstrual and child-bearing functions of female workers occupationally exposed to the effects of formaldehyde

Shumilina, A.V.

Gigiena Truda i Professional'nye Zabolevaniya (12): 18-21


ISSN/ISBN: 0016-9919
PMID: 1213485
Accession: 005877525

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Menstrual and child-bearing functions were examined in women engaged in shops where urea-formaldehyde resins are used. The presence of different concentrations of formaldehyde was detected in the atmosphere of work areas. Menstrual disorders in women exposed to the effect of formaldehyde were recorded 2.5 times as often as in controls. The principal form of the disturbance is algodysmenorrhea. A direct relation exists between the service record and a rising incidence of menstrual cycle disturbances. In the basic group are prevalent complications in the course of pregnancy, such as toxemias of the 1st and 2nd half of gestation, anemia and the menance of interruption at different terms of pregnancy. In the primary group of female-workers 26.9% of born children were underweight (from 2500-3000 g) compared to 11.3% in controls.