less likely to have access to evidence-based messaging to reduce exposures. The impacts of chemical exposure can be exacerbated by other factors, including stress, nutritional status, housing quality, and poverty. Immigrant populations may disproportionately work in occupations associated with hazardous workplace environments.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women stated in 2013, “The evidence that links exposure to toxic environmental agents and adverse reproductive and developmental health outcomes is sufficiently robust, and ACOG and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine join leading scientists and other clinical practitioners in calling for timely action to identify and reduce toxic environmental agents while addressing the consequences of such exposure.”
We acknowledge that only 1 in 15 doctors has been trained in toxic chemicals, and only 1 in 5 say they talk to their patients about it. It’s just not top of their list – yet. But, it’s the top of ours. Our goal is to share the most current research with health professionals (obstetricians, gynecologists, nurses, doulas, midwives and community health clinicians) and the women and families these health providers serve – particularly those at highest risk.
It's time to modernize prenatal care for healthier, toxic free babies!
We’ve aligned with the most credible research centers in the United States focused on reproductive environmental health and children’s health, including University of California San Francisco Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment and Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center to accomplish our goals.
Please join us.