Each work must have their risks, either for themselves or for family. One study found that some types of work performed of a father can increase the risk of birth defects in offspring. Fortunately, birth defects in infants is still a rare occurrence.
The study found the type of work associated with an increased risk of birth defects are:
1. Mathematicians (in laboratory)
2. Physicists (in laboratory)
3. Artists (exposed materials or tools)
4. Profession in serving the food
5. Driver (exposed to air pollution)
6. Hair stylist (exposed paint materials)
7. Employment in the chemical industry (chemical exposure)
8. Conventional photographer (exposure time of printing photos)
9. Gardener and a digger
Artists are more likely to have children born with defects in the mouth, eyes, ears, intestines, heart and limbs.
Photographers and photo printing conventional more likely to have babies who suffer from cataracts, glaucoma, or a complete lack of eye tissue.
Drivers are more likely to have babies born with incomplete eye tissue and glaucoma.
Gardener, garden or digger maker of land are more likely to have babies born with intestinal disorders.
On the other hand, work that is not associated with an increased risk of birth defects in children are:
2. Health professionals
3. Fire brigade
5. Automobile assembly workers
“Although it may sound alarming, the majority of illnesses and disabilities experienced by babies born are still very rare. For example, glaucoma only affects 1 in 10,000 babies are born. We do not encourage fathers to change professions, but take precautions in the workplace,” says researcher , Tania Desrosiers as reported by CBS News, Thursday (19/07/2012).
The study, published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine supports previous research that asserts that the father of factors can also contribute to fetal damage.
Unfortunately, the researchers were unable to determine hazardous chemicals or anything that the risk of causing birth defects.
For this study, researchers from the Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention at the University of North Carolina collects a history of nearly 5,000 people work with the fathers of children born in the year 1997 to 2004.
The result, it was found that as many as nearly 1,000 children are born with a birth defect or more. Defects in stillbirths, miscarriages and infants born alive counted in the study.
The researchers divided the father’s work in 63 groups based on exposure to chemicals or potential hazard to health.
Once analyzed, the researchers found that as many as 30% of all jobs are not associated with an increased risk of birth defects. However, some specific jobs were associated with an increased risk of birth defects.
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