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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Disinfectants, Sanitizers and Reproductive Health

Frequently Asked Questions

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was much greater use of hand sanitizers and disinfectants. In this webinar, reproductive health experts will address concerns and information related to these agents and reproductive health. They will describe the principles of teratology used in determining risk for exposure during pregnancy and discuss selected disinfectants and antiseptics approved for use against COVID-19, including how they might affect pregnancy and lactation.




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Rose H. Goldman, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director of Faculty Affairs, Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Boston, MA

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Alfred N. Romeo, RN, PhD

Teratogen Information Specialist, Pregnancy Risk Line / MotherToBaby UT, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, UT





Series Co-Hosts

American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) 
Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU)



Series Partners

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) | American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) | American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) | American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) | American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) | Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicologists (APAMT) | Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP) |  Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) | European Association of Poison Centers and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) | 
Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX)






This presentation was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement award number 6 NU61TS000296-02-01 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

The content in this presentation represents the views of the presenter. It does not represent the views of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/ATSDR and does not represent endorsement by CDC/ATSDR of the purchase of any commercial products or services that are mentioned.