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Occupational / Environmental Exposures

There are thousands of chemicals in use in today's workplaces - and more women at work than ever before. Before suggesting that a woman change or quit her job, employers and employees need reliable proof of reproductive risk or safety of exposures in the workplace. Evidence-based information on the risks of industrial exposures is limited, but Motherisk is working to fill that knowledge gap. The following articles contain some of what we have uncovered so far.

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