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Is your job impacting future fertility?

When we discuss workplace illnesses, we often talk about things such as respiratory diseases or cancers that develop because workers are exposed to certain substances or toxins on the job. A related area of injury to female workers is a negative impact on reproductive health or hormones. Understanding what exposure puts you at risk can help you reduce the chance that you'll experience such an issue.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to certain things can reduce fertility for women. Someone who works around gamma rays and x-rays without appropriate attire and protection can risk decreases in fertility over the years. Other hazards include nitrous oxide, lead and some drugs used to treat cancer.

If you work in an industry where contact with any of these materials is likely, then ensure you know how to follow proper safety protocols. If your employer doesn't provide appropriate equipment or time for safety, then you have a right to report issues to entities like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Even if fertility isn't impacted, hormones and the menstrual cycle can be disrupted. In addition to the hazards listed above, menstruation can be impacted by carbon disulfide, organic solvents, polychlorinated biphenyls, certain pesticides, jet fuel and working odd shifts.

If you are already pregnant or are breastfeeding, many of these hazards could pose risks to your baby. Other risks also exist. Speak with your physician to understand what health precautions you should take in the workplace, and work with your employer to create a safe environment. If you develop hormonal or reproductive problems related to workplace hazards, you might have a case for compensation.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Job Exposures That Can Impact Your Fertility and Hormones," accessed Jan. 01, 2016

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