The Environmental Factor - Study Examines Women's Household Exposure Experiences

January 27, 2009

By Dixie-Ann Sawin

Excerpt: A new report, funded in part by an NIEHS Environmental Justice grant, indicates that women are increasingly concerned with the chemicals in their household environment — and that learning about their own “exposure experiences” can help to shape understanding of the common sources of chemical exposures. The study Exit NIEHS, led by sociologist Rebecca Gasior Altman, Ph.D., used a novel approach that communicated data produced by biomonitoring body fluids and testing household air and dust.

Reporting Individual Exposure Results