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August/September 2010 (vol. 07/2)

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Pregnancy outcomes among childcare workers

Childcare nurses and nursery school teachers may be exposed to a variety of reproductive health hazards, including infections, stress, manual handling and physically demanding postures. This population based Finnish study found no evidence that childcare work is associated with pre-term birth, peri-natal death, congenital malformations or smallness for gestational age. However, it remains important to protect individual workers from potential hazards to reproductive health.

Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health 2010; 36(3): 222–230.

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2010 (vol. 07/2) pp38