Affiliation: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
- Reduced fertility among shoe manufacturing workersM Sallmen
Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
Occup Environ Med 65:518-24. 2008..To investigate whether fertility is reduced among female shoe manufacturing workers exposed to organic solvents...
- Reduced fertility among overweight and obese menMarkku Sallmen
Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
Epidemiology 17:520-3. 2006..Overweight and obese men have been reported to have lower sperm counts and hormonal changes, but data are lacking regarding effects on couple fertility...
- Fertility and exposure to solvents among families in the Agricultural Health StudyM Sallmen
Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Human Health Services, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
Occup Environ Med 63:469-75. 2006..Several studies have reported associations between solvent exposure and reduced female fertility, but the evidence is inconclusive for male fertility...
- Has human fertility declined over time?: why we may never knowMarkku Sallmen
Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
Epidemiology 16:494-9. 2005..Studies of couple fertility have produced conflicting results. We evaluate how changes in the availability and use of effective contraception and induced abortion might bias the direct study of time trends in couple fertility...
- Time to pregnancy among the wives of Finnish greenhouse workersMarkku Sallmen
Department of Epidemiology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
Scand J Work Environ Health 29:85-93. 2003..This study investigated the possibility of men's work in greenhouses and their exposure to pesticides being associated with reduced fertility...
- Risk of liver cancer and exposure to organic solvents and gasoline vapors among Finnish workersMarja Liisa Lindbohm
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
Int J Cancer 124:2954-9. 2009..The results also suggest a link between exposure to other types of solvents and the risk of liver cancer. The possibility that alcohol consumption contributes to the observed risks cannot be totally excluded...
- Pregnancy outcomes among daycare employees in FinlandAnita Riipinen
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
Scand J Work Environ Health 36:222-30. 2010..The aim of this study was to investigate whether working as a daycare employee increases the risk of perinatal death, pre-term birth, low birth weight, smallness for gestational age, or congenital malformations...
- Occupational exposure in dentistry and miscarriageMarja Liisa Lindbohm
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
Occup Environ Med 64:127-33. 2007..Information on the reproductive effects of chemical exposures in dental work is sparse or inconsistent...
- Increased risk of human parvovirus B19 infection in day-care employees: a cohort study among pregnant workers during an epidemic in FinlandAnita Riipinen
Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland Department of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland The Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Insurance Region for Southern Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Occup Environ Med 71:836-41. 2014..Methodological differences, particularly in defining occupational exposure and in the type of reference group, may explain the conflicting findings...
- National job-exposure matrix in analyses of census-based estimates of occupational cancer riskEero Pukkala
Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
Scand J Work Environ Health 31:97-107. 2005....
- Effects of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke on reproductive healthMarja Liisa Lindbohm
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki
Scand J Work Environ Health 28:84-96. 2002..Further studies, paying attention to study design and careful exposure assessment, are therefore needed on these associations...
- Parvovirus b19 infection in fetal deathsAnita Riipinen
Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
Clin Infect Dis 47:1519-25. 2008..This study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of parvovirus B19 DNA among fetuses from miscarriages and IUFDs...
- Risk of cancer among workers exposed to trichloroethylene: analysis of three Nordic cohort studiesJohnni Hansen
Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
J Natl Cancer Inst 105:869-77. 2013..Some epidemiologic studies have reported increased risk of cancer of the kidney, cervix, liver and biliary passages, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and esophageal adenocarcinoma...
- Selection bias due to parity-conditioning in studies of time trends in fertilityMarkku Sallmen
From the aFinnish Institute of Occupational Health, Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Helsinki, Finland b Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark cDepartment of Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology, National Institute of Occupational Health, Oslo, Norway and dInstitute of General Practice and Community Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Epidemiology 26:85-90. 2015..If defined at a cross-section of time, parity will also be affected by year of birth, and thus becomes a collider. Conditioning (stratifying, restricting, or adjusting) on a collider may cause selection bias in the studied association...