Women Worker Biomonitoring Collaborative

The Women Worker Biomonitoring Collaborative is the first biomonitoring study to compare exposures to potential breast carcinogens and other endocrine disrupting compounds between women firefighters, nurses and office workers in San Francisco, CA.  In addition to using targeted and non-targeted biomonitoring methods, I am evaluating the impact on biomarkers of early effect (i.e. thyroid hormone disruption and telomere length) of chemical exposures and workplace stress.

Funder:  California Breast Cancer Research Program

Collaborators:

Silent Spring Institute

UCSF

Department of Toxic Substances Control Environmental Chemistry Lab 

United Fire Service Women

San Francisco Firefighter Cancer Prevention Foundation

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners

Commonweal