An increasing body of evidence connects environmental exposures to chemicals, including many commonly found in air pollution, with health problems such as increased rates of cancer, neurodevelopmental disorders, birth defects, infertility and pregnancy complications.

FIGO calls attention to the adverse effects that climate change, pollution, environmental toxics and chemicals can have on women’s reproductive and long-term health, and the health of newborns and children.

As healthcare providers, FIGO focuses on three pillars of communication related to environmental health: education, research and advocacy.

We work to identify environmental risks specific to communities. From demanding greater protection against exposure to chemical products, to sharing the evidence that supports the relationship between climate, environment and health, FIGO equips healthcare providers to lead their colleagues, communities, political leaders and patients in awareness and advocacy for change.