Hazardous Materials

It is important for all women to know about harmful chemicals and substances in their home and workplace. Some of these, such as pesticides, solvents, and heavy metals can be harmful to your health. And, if you get pregnant, they can be harmful to the baby too.  

How can hazardous materials affect your health?

Chemicals and other substances can enter your body when you breathe, eat, or drink. They can also enter through your skin if you touch them. Some chemicals can cause miscarriage, birth defects or other problems.       

Where can you learn about the hazards at your workplace?

There are many industrial products that can enter your body and cause harm to your health. If you get pregnant, they can also harm the baby. In particular, some of the products used in workplaces related to healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, or printing are known to be especially dangerous. You can learn about the hazardous materials at your workplace by checking the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). The MSDS should be available for all of the chemicals and substances that could cause you harm at work. It provides information about the dangers of the material, and tells you what to do to protect yourself, such as proper handling procedures. It is important to follow the safety guidelines and use the right protective gear. Also, always wash your hands before eating. Learn more about MSDS. 

Where can you learn about the hazards in your home?

There are many household products that may be harmful to your health and may cause problems if you become pregnant. These include pesticides, cleaning products, and products for home maintenance. Materials used in hobbies such as oil painting, glass staining and jewelry making can also be harmful. It is important to know about the risks of using these products and how to use them safely. Learn about these products.

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