"Get lobbying on chemicals, doctors told by health body"
Chemical Watch quotes WECF France’s president in article on pregnancy and toxic chemicals
A global health organization has called for reproductive health professionals to lobby for policies that prevent exposure to hazardous chemicals.
In the lateste issue of Chemical Watch, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (Figo) said doctors need to do more than advise patients about the health risks of chemical exposure. “We need to advocate for policies that will protect our patients and communities from the dangers of involuntary exposure to toxic chemicals,” said Jeanne A Conry, co-author and former president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
The paper, which was published in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, was written by an international group of doctors and scientists from professional societies and the World Health Organization (WHO), and is supported by NGOs such as Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) and Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL).
“Harmful exposure to toxic chemicals in the womb occurs at very low levels and the effects cannot be reversed. This is why we consider it vital that doctors, midwives and other professionals call for protection against toxic chemicals,” said Anne Barre, co-president of WECF France.
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