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Pregnant hairdressers risk low birth weight

To assess whether work as a hairdresser and cosmetologist during pregnancy increases the risk of low birth weight, preterm delivery, small for gestational age (SGA) and perinatal death, a comparison was made between females working in those two occupations and female teachers. It turns out that work as a hairdresser or cosmetologist may reduce foetal growth. Work as a hairdresser may also increase the risk of preterm delivery and perinatal death.

Work as a hairdresser and cosmetologist and adverse pregnancy outcomes  by Halliday-Bell, J. A., Gissler, M., Jaakkola, J. J. K.
Occupational Medicine 2009 59(3):180-184
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