According to this article.
Hazardous chemicals pose myriad risks to people of all age groups, especially infants and the elderly. But women face a disproportionate brunt of the problem because of their extra susceptibility during child-bearing and lactation years, she said.
In a phone interview yesterday, Ms. Steingraber said the time has come for women to rise up against pollution as a human-rights issue. “We’re inherently exposed to toxic chemicals without our consent,” said Ms. Steingraber