Reproductive Hazards

The Effects of Workplace Hazards on Female Reproductive Health and Fertility

INTRODUCTION

Many factors can affect a woman's reproductive health and her ability to produce healthy children. We know that the health of an unborn child can suffer if a woman fails to eat right, smokes, or drinks alcohol during pregnancy. However, we know very little about the cause of most reproductive health problems such as miscarriage and birth defects. We do know that some workplace hazards can affect a woman's reproductive health, her ability to become pregnant, or the health of her unborn children.

 This document answers the following questions: