Exposure to organic solvents and adverse pregnancy outcomes

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BACKGROUND: Organic solvents are among the most common exposures in the workplace. Our objective was to elaborate the relationship between prenatal occupational solvent exposure and fetal growth as well as duration of pregnancy, and to quantify the impact of occupational organic solvent exposure. METHODS: We conducted a population-based study of 1670 singleton newborns of women who participated in The Finnish Prenatal Environment and Health Study after their delivery (response rate 94%) and who were working during pregnancy (65%). Exposure information was based on questions about exposure to solvents at work before and during pregnancy. The health outcomes, based on information from a questionnaire and the Finnish Medical Birth Registry, were low birth weight (


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2751-7
Number of pages7
JournalHuman Reproduction
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2007