Women's Occupations & Risk from Chemicals
Spotlighting Chemical Exposures Faced by Working Women in California
Women – particularly women of color – have been vastly underrepresented in research about the risks of cancer for working people.
The California Department of Public Health and University of California, San Francisco, with support from the California Breast Cancer Research Program, are researching chemical exposures faced by the Golden State’s working women to better understand hazards they face and ways to protect them.
The research aims to provide California's working women with access to information about breast cancer risks they may face from chemicals in the workplace.
Janette Robinson Flint -
Black Women for Wellness
Julia Liou and Catherine Porter -
California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative and
Asian Health Services
Laura Stock -
Labor Occupational Health Program, University of California, Berkeley
Mila Thomas -
SEIU - Service Employees International Union, Local 1021
Gail Bateson (formerly of) -
Information About Working Women
Breast Cancer and Occupation: The Need for Action - American Public Health Association Policy Statement
Working Women and Breast Cancer Report - Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) for Cancer, Reproductive, Cardiovascular, and Other Chronic Disease Prevention - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Data Available on Chemicals of Concern
Mammary Carcinogens Review Database - Silent Spring Institute
Searchable Database - The Endocrine Disruption Exchange
ChemView Database - More information about HPV chemicals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Chemical Exposure Health Data - OSHA database of chemicals sampled in U.S. workplaces
This research is funded by the
California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP).