Learn about Specific Exposures during Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

There are some common workplace hazards that could be harmful for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or for household members when carried home on clothes, skin, and shoes. Talk to your doctor or your employer about what you are exposed to at work, and find more information on specific exposures here.

If there is another workplace exposure you want to learn more about, please contact us.

Anesthetic Gases

Antineoplastic (Chemotherapy) Drugs

Chemical Disinfectants and Sterilants

Epoxies and Resins



Infectious Agents

Lead and Other Heavy Metals



Physical Demands (Lifting, Standing, Bending)

Radiation – Ionizing

Radiation – Nonionizing

Secondhand Smoke

Smoke and Byproducts of Burning


Work Schedule (Shift Work and Long Working Hours)