We are investigating endocrine disrupting chemicals in a range of consumer products used by Black and Latina women in order to better understand how exposures contribute to health disparities.

Publications and Presentations

Zota, A.R., E.T. Franklin, E.B. Weaver, B. Shamasunder, A. Williams, E.L. Siegel, R.E. Dodson. 2023. Examining differences in menstrual and intimate care product use by race/ethnicity and education among menstruating individuals. Frontiers in Reproductive Health. https://doi.org/10.3389/frph.2023.1286920


Dodson R.E., B. Cardona, A.R. Zota, J.R. Flint, S. Navarro, B. Shamasunder. 2021. Personal care product use among diverse women in California: Taking Stock Study. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology. doi.org/10.1038/s41370-021-00327-3


Helm, J.S., M.N. Nishioka, J.G. Brody, R.A. Rudel, R.E. Dodson. 2018. Measurements of Endocrine Disrupting and Asthma-Associated Chemicals in Hair Products Used by Black Women. Environmental Research. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2018.03.030.


Maxwell, N.I. 2000. Study of Magazine Advertisements, 1950-1994 1 Silent Spring Institute Social Differences in Women’s Use of Personal Care Products: A Study of Magazine Advertisements, 1950-1994. Silent Spring Institute.

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