Women are pollution’s top victims

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

(Thanks, Jender-Parents!)

One thought on “Women are pollution’s top victims

  1. I loved her book, Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood, and used her work in my research. Good stuff!

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