EMF Health-effects Research
Risk factors in the living environment of early spontaneous abortion pregnant women
Liu XY, Bian XM, Han JX, Cao ZJ, Fan GS, Zhang C, Zhang WL, Zhang SZ, Sun XG
Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 29(5):661-664, 2007
[Article in Chinese]
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between early spontaneous abortion and living environment, and explore the risk factors of spontaneous abortion.
METHODS: We conducted analysis based on the interview of 200 spontaneous abortion cases and the matched control (age +/- 2 years) by using multifactor Logistic regression analysis.
RESULTS: The proportions of watching TV > or =10 hours/week, operating computer > or =45 hours/week, using copycat, microwave oven and mobile phone, electromagnetism equipment near the dwelling or work place, e. g. switch room < or =50 m and launching tower < or =500 m in the cases are significantly higher than those in the controls in single factor analysis (all P < 0.05).
After adjusted the effect of other risk factors by multifactor analysis, using microwave oven and mobile phone, contacting abnormal smell of fitment material > or =3 months, having emotional stress during the first term of pregnancy and spontaneous abortion history were significantly associated with risk of spontaneous abortion. The odds ratios of these risk factors were 2.23 and 4.63, respectively.
CONCLUSION: Using microwave oven and mobile phone, contacting abnormal smell of fitment material > or =3 months, having emotional stress during the first term of pregnancy, and spontaneous abortion history are risk factors of early spontaneous abortion.