FIGO Opinion on Reproductive Health Impacts of Exposure to Toxic Environmental Chemicals

FIGO champions environmental justice by pushing against endocrine disruptors and toxic chemicals

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics opinion on reproductive health impacts of exposure to toxic environmental chemicals.

Publisher: International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, FIGO, December 2015.

Widespread exposure to toxic environmental chemicals threatens healthy human reproduction. Industrial chemicals are used and discarded in every aspect of daily life and are ubiquitous in food, water, air, and consumer products. Exposure to environmental chemicals and metals permeates all parts of life across the globe. Toxic chemicals enter the environment through food and energy production, industrial emissions and accidents, waste, transportation, and the making, use, and disposal of consumer and personal care products.


  • Introduction
  • Vulnerable people, communities, and populations
  • Nature and extent of prenatal and preconception exposure to toxic environmental chemicals
  • Health impacts of preconception and prenatal exposure to toxic environmental chemicals
  • Global health and economic burden related to toxic environmental chemicals
  • Recommendation for prevention
  • Conclusions
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