Defining endocrine disruptors: are women workers in the automotive plastics industry particularly at risk?

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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
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Toronto, ON

A clear language factsheet describing the possible health dangers from chemical expsurres experienced by women who work in the automotive plastics industry.  Exposures described are mainly by breathing the fumes and dusts, and also by absorption through the skin. Many of these chemicals interfere with hormone systems and are therefore called endocrine disruptors.

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