REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND THE WORKPLACE

Learn about Specific Exposures during Pregnancy and 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

Formaldehyde

Heat

Infectious Agents

Lead and Other Heavy Metals

Noise

Pesticides

Physical Demands (Lifting, Standing, Bending)

Radiation – Ionizing

Radiation – Nonionizing

Secondhand Smoke

Smoke and Byproducts of Burning

Solvents

Work Schedule (Shift Work and Long Working Hours)

Page last reviewed: November 15, 2019