SafetyNEST Science is committed to modernizing prenatal care for healthy, toxic-free babies. The SafetyNEST Science mission is to educate the medical community and moms-to-be about the health risks associated with exposure to toxic chemicals, especially during vulnerable periods of development, in order to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases linked to toxic chemical exposure, particularly for women most at risk.
Many toxic chemicals disproportionately impact at-risk populations, leaving underserved women more susceptible to adverse impacts and less likely to have access to evidence-based messaging to reduce exposures. The impacts of chemical exposure can be exacerbated by other factors, including stress, nutritional status, housing quality, and poverty. Immigrant populations may disproportionately work in occupations associated with hazardous workplace environments.
Partners in our mission include UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center, and American Medical Women’s Association.
SafetyNEST Science activities:
- Raise awareness about the health risks associated with toxic chemical exposurethrough outreach, marketing and social media, and educational materials.
- Identify messaging and strategies that most effectively reach all women and families—particularly those at highest risk—and their reproductive health providers.
- Share the highest impact changes and interventions that reduce the incidence of diseases linked to toxic chemical exposures.
We also provide the most current environmental health research to our sister benefit corporation, mySafetyNEST, Inc., a one-stop App and website in development designed to deliver personalized guidance to families on what to avoid and better choices to reduce toxic exposures in the home. We hope you will join us!