In the last few decades women have entered the work force in ever increasing numbers; consequently, ever more female workers become occupationally exposed to various chemicals. In the United States in 1978 women constituted 41% of the work force, compared with 38% in 1973, although one-third were still in the traditionally female professions (Stellman and Stellman 1981). In other Western countries similar trends exist; the proportion of women employed is particularly high in the USSR.
KeywordsOccupational Exposure Work Force Female Worker Male Worker Female Reproductive System
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