Chemical Exposures in Pregnant Women

Carmen Marsit was interviewed by WSB-TV for his recent Environmental Science and Technology publication on a study measuring an extensive panel of chemicals present in the urine of 171 pregnant women in Georgia and Puerto Rico (Buckley et al. “Exposure to Contemporary and Emerging Chemicals in Commerce among Pregnant Women in the United States: The Environmental influences on Child Health Outcome (ECHO) Program.” Environ. Sci. Technol. 2022, 56, 10, 6560–6573). Dr. Marsit’s interview highlights the ubiquitous presence of pesticides, as well as the disparities found in the data, with Black and Hispanic women having higher levels of measured chemicals. Tracey Woodruff, P30 Director from UCSF, was also part of this research and conversation. The full interview is available here