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HEALTH RISK TO MOTHER AND FOETUS OCCURRING IN THE RURAL ENVIRONMENT
 
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Z Krajowego Obserwatorium Zdrowia i Bezpieczeństwa Pracowników Rolnictwa Instytutu Medycyny Wsi im. W. Chodźki w Lublinie
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Z Zakładu Położnictwa, Ginekologii i Pielęgniarstwa Położniczo-Ginekologicznego Wydziału Pielęgniarstwa i Nauk o Zdrowiu Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Lublinie
 
Med Og. 2008;14(4)
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The performance by pregnant women of a variety of routine activities accompanying the running of a farm may be associated with their frequent exposure to a number of dangerous or hazardous factors. Farming is characterised by the occurrence of many chemical, biological, physical, ergonomic, psycho-social occupational hazards, as well as injuries, which constitute environmental, occupational and social health risk factors affecting the abnormal course of pregnancy among women from the rural environment. Preventive activities carried out in the rural environment brings about an improvement of work safety of farmers; however, this safety still remains unsatisfactory, especially in the groups at elevated risk, such as pregnant women. It is necessary to undertake constant prophylactic activities in order to improve work conditions in this respec
 
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