Cancer & Reproductive Hazards

Reproductive Hazards

Date Added Resource Source
Sep 2014

NIOSH Science Blog: Workplace Exposures and the National Action Plan for Infertility

This Science Blog article, “Workplace Exposures and the National Action Plan for Infertility” (, prepared by Steven Schrader and James Kesner, both of NIOSH.

Aug 2013

Chemical Exposures During Pregnancy: Dealing with Potential, but Unproven, Risks to Child Health (May 2013) (PDF)

This is a new Scientific Impact Paper published by the RCOG’s Scientific Advisory Committee and is designed to inform women who are pregnant or breastfeeding of the sources and routes of chemical exposure in order for them to take positive action in regard to minimising harm to their unborn child.

(Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)
Jul 2006

Mother-To-Baby Fact Sheets

The experts behind MotherToBaby have created fact sheets that answer frequently asked questions about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. MotherToBaby Fact Sheets are available in both English and Spanish and can be downloaded for free.

Aug 2005

Workplace Hazards to Reproduction and Development – A Resource for Workers, Employers, Health Care Providers, and Health and Safety Personnel (PDF)

This comprehensive booklet updates and replaces two documents prepared by The Department of Labor & Industries’ Safety & Health Assessment & Research for Prevention Program (SHARP) in 1991: “Workplace Hazards to Reproductive Health – A Resource for Health Care Providers, Health and Safety Personnel, and Employers” and “Workplace Hazards to Reproductive Health– A Resource for Workers.”

(Washington Department of Labor and Industries)
Aug 2005

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Reproductive Hazards

Exposure to reproductive hazards in the workplace is an increasing health concern. Reproductive hazards are substances or agents that affect the reproductive health of women or men or the ability of couples to have healthy children. The following questions link to resources that provide safety and health information relevant to reproductive hazards in the workplace.

Aug 2005

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Reproductive Health

Includes access to current NIOSH reports and related resources on reproductive health.

Aug 2005

The Effects of Workplace Hazards on Male Reproductive Health

This document provides general information about reproductive hazards, an explanation of how substances in the workplace can cause reproductive problems in men, and suggestions for preventing exposure to reproductive hazards.

Aug 2005

The Effects of Workplace Hazards on Female Reproductive Health (PDF)

This document answers the following questions: What are reproductive hazards for female workers? How does the female reproductive system work? What reproductive problems might be caused by workplace exposures? How are workers and their babies exposed? How are families exposed? How can exposures be prevented; and what additional information is available from NIOSH?