Pregnant women say they are regularly exposed to risks at workplace
Researchers from the Higher Center for Public Health Research in Valencia, Spain, found that 56 percent of pregnant women said they often worked standing up or were required to lift heavy objects. In addition, 63 percent of the study's respondents said they were exposed to workplace stress while 62 percent said they were frequently exposed to some physical risk (noise, high temperatures or humidity, vibrations, radiation and electromagnetic fields) in their workplace.
Researchers found that younger, less educated pregnant women -- particularly those who were self-employed or worked on temporary contracts -- were most likely to report being frequently exposed to workplace risks.
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January 28, 2010
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