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Frequently Asked Questions - The Environment and Women's Health


This tool answers common questions on how the environment affects women's health including the following topics:
  • The environment
  • Outdoor air pollution
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Workplace environment
  • UV radiation
  • Water contamination
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Pesticides
  • Environmental hormones


Office on Women's Health

Funding Sources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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  • Release Date: 06/2005
  • Review Date: 09/2009
  • Recent Summary: 03/2012
  • Original Summary: 05/2006
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Last updated: April 09, 2014.