Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Study: Women Bear Brunt of Environmental Toxins: "Study: Women Bear Brunt of Environmental Toxins

Run Date: 10/21/03

By Rebecca Vesely
WeNews correspondent

A California study calls for further investigation into how environmental toxins affect women's health. It estimates the health care cost of U.S. women's environmentally associated diseases is $12.2 billion annually.

SAN FRANCISCO (WOMENSENEWS)--The push to link environmental safety to women's rights gained research footing last week with the release of a new report called Confronting Toxic Contamination in Our Communities: Women's Health and California's Future.

Released by the Women's Foundation of California, a grant-making organization based in San Francisco, the report on contaminants and women's health focuses on how women's biology and role in society makes them bear the brunt of environmental toxins."

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