Prenatal Care for Environmental Chemicals

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A recent survey of over 2500 practicing members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) found that U.S. obstetricians widely recognized the impact of the environment on reproductive health, but lacked training, time, and tools to take action to prevent harmful exposures.

Use the resources on this page to help you:

Tools to Talk to Your Patients

Reproductive healthcare providers are uniquely positioned to help prevent exposures to environmental chemicals. Preconception and prenatal visits provide a key time to talk about environmental exposures with patients. Use these evidence-based resources to start the conversation.

Local Experts

  • Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
    Clinical environmental health experts from the University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health. This group consults with health care providers on prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of environmentally related health effects in patients. They also develop educational materials and training for clinicians on environmental health topics.

Professional Organizations Highlight Reproductive and Developmental Impacts

Additional Resources

Washington State Department of Health