Women’s Health and Chemical Exposures

Title: Women’s Health and Chemical Exposures
Publication Type: Factsheets
Year of Publication: 2023

Abstract:This fact sheet emphasizes the critical importance of women’s equity in achieving a toxic-free world. It highlights how women’s unique physiology, biology, and social roles make them particularly vulnerable to chemical exposures. It calls for equal participation and protection for women in chemical management, citing examples of occupational risks and disparities in product safety testing. The fact sheet concludes with recommendations for increased transparency, gender-disaggregated data collection, and the phasing out of hazardous chemicals affecting women.