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Video display terminals and miscarriage.
J Am Med Womens Assoc (1972). 2000 Spring; 55(2):84-8, 105.JA

Abstract

Concern about possible reproductive effects of using video display terminals (VDTs) was stimulated by reports of clusters of adverse pregnancy outcomes among groups of women who used VDTs. Exposure to electromagnetic fields emitted from VDTs was suspected of increasing the risk of miscarriage. Ten epidemiological studies have examined associations between VDT use and miscarriage, most of which were not originally designed to examine this hypothesis and suffer from methodological limitations. We review these studies and present previously unpublished data in support of our conclusion that for most women in modern offices, work with VDTs does not increase their exposure to electromagnetic fields or increase their risk of miscarriage. The miscarriage risk for women who work at high-stress jobs or with older, high-emission VDTs (ELF > 3 mG), however, is still uncertain.

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Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10808658

Citation

Marcus, M, et al. "Video Display Terminals and Miscarriage." Journal of the American Medical Women's Association (1972), vol. 55, no. 2, 2000, pp. 84-8, 105.
Marcus M, McChesney R, Golden A, et al. Video display terminals and miscarriage. J Am Med Womens Assoc (1972). 2000;55(2):84-8, 105.
Marcus, M., McChesney, R., Golden, A., & Landrigan, P. (2000). Video display terminals and miscarriage. Journal of the American Medical Women's Association (1972), 55(2), 84-8, 105.
Marcus M, et al. Video Display Terminals and Miscarriage. J Am Med Womens Assoc (1972). 2000;55(2):84-8, 105. PubMed PMID: 10808658.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Video display terminals and miscarriage. AU - Marcus,M, AU - McChesney,R, AU - Golden,A, AU - Landrigan,P, PY - 2000/5/16/pubmed PY - 2000/6/3/medline PY - 2000/5/16/entrez SP - 84-8, 105 JF - Journal of the American Medical Women's Association (1972) JO - J Am Med Womens Assoc (1972) VL - 55 IS - 2 N2 - Concern about possible reproductive effects of using video display terminals (VDTs) was stimulated by reports of clusters of adverse pregnancy outcomes among groups of women who used VDTs. Exposure to electromagnetic fields emitted from VDTs was suspected of increasing the risk of miscarriage. Ten epidemiological studies have examined associations between VDT use and miscarriage, most of which were not originally designed to examine this hypothesis and suffer from methodological limitations. We review these studies and present previously unpublished data in support of our conclusion that for most women in modern offices, work with VDTs does not increase their exposure to electromagnetic fields or increase their risk of miscarriage. The miscarriage risk for women who work at high-stress jobs or with older, high-emission VDTs (ELF > 3 mG), however, is still uncertain. SN - 0098-8421 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10808658/Video_display_terminals_and_miscarriage_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/occupationalhealth.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -