The Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the University of California – San Francisco (UCSF) and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) have launched easy-to-use infographics for obstetricians, gynecologists and health groups to create awareness around toxic chemicals and pregnancy in a one-week social media campaign.
Exposure to toxic chemicals before, during and after pregnancy jeopardizes women’s health. The infographics launched today (in English, French, German and Spanish) illustrates 10 tips that women can use for individual lifestyle and routine changes in efforts to avoid health-harming substances, as well as advice for policymakers.
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Additionally, FIGO, UCSF and HEAL are calling on health professionals and policymakers to take societal action on a much wider scale, by:
- Advocating for policies to prevent exposure to toxic environmental chemicals
- Working to ensure a healthy food system for all
- Making environmental health part of health care
- Championing environmental justice
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This infographic is the second in a new series on environmental health and pregnancy. Its predecessor illustrates how climate change puts pregnant women at greater risk, and was launched in April of this year in 9 different languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Bosnian and Serbian).