More than a million Israelis are now facing life-threatening complications from iron exposure.
Many of them are women.
But many of them have been forced to cut their clothing, and many of their babies have been born with defects.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the rate of newborn deaths among women exposed to iron has doubled since 2000.
But among women who were not exposed, the rate has stayed virtually the same.
It is also rising in some other countries.
In Israel, the number of newborns with iron-related complications has doubled, to 4,903, according to the Israeli Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
But the number in the United States has stayed the same, at 2,053.
The figures are similar in France, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands, the report said.
The authors said the spike in cases among women was “likely due to a shift in the exposure to iron from men to women.”
Iron is used in cooking, textiles, household furnishings, metal-cutting machines and in some electrical equipment.
Its use is widespread in many countries, but the International Agency for Research on Cancer has linked it to a number of illnesses including heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and cancer of the lymphatic system.
Some women have been able to protect themselves with an iron-based substance called neem, or white rice flour.
The product is used widely in India, China and elsewhere.
In the United Kingdom, where the iron-containing material neem is used, the average person uses 2,500 micrograms of iron per day.
The average amount of iron in foodstuffs like bread, cakes and pasta is 1,000 microgram.
The average person in India uses 1,400 microgram per day, while the average for the average British person is 3,400.
In China, the daily average is 1.3 milligrams.
The United States averages about 2,600 microgram of iron daily.
In Canada, where iron is used to make some products, the typical person uses about 2.5 milligram of iron, while for most Canadians it is about 1.6 milligRAM.
In France, the equivalent amount of copper used to build a home is 1 milligirass, but that amount is about half of that in the U.S., said Dr. Bernard de Bouchard, a professor of nutrition at the University of Guelph in Canada.
The new study looked at the prevalence of iron-associated diseases among pregnant women who had not yet given birth.
It also looked at iron exposure in the population in Israel.
The study found that while in the general population, the percentage of pregnant women exposed was the same as in Israel, there was a sharp increase in the incidence of iron related diseases among women with the disorder, especially among those who were married or living in areas where the air was polluted.
Iron-related diseases in women were more common among those living in densely populated areas, where residents had higher iron consumption rates, and women living in rural areas, which had lower iron consumption.
The prevalence of the condition was higher among women whose husbands were doctors, dentists and other professionals than among those without a doctor or dental license, the study found.
It was also higher among married women and among women in urban areas.
The risk of developing the disorder increased among women of lower socioeconomic status and those living on the edge of cities, where households were often built on iron mining, the researchers found.
The researchers also found that pregnant women were at higher risk of the disease if they were not married or in a household with a professional who worked in a laboratory, said Dr, Jules Gros, a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and lead author of the study.
The study is published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
“It is possible that these changes in the risk are not just due to exposure to occupational exposures,” Gros said.
In addition, the risk of iron associated disease was highest among women between the ages of 15 and 24.
In many of the countries with high iron consumption, the prevalence was also high among the women, but not the men, according the researchers.
In Germany, the U, Netherlands and Israel, a total of about 1,300 deaths per year were attributed to iron-induced illnesses among pregnant and breastfeeding women, the authors said.
In the United Nations, the figure was about 1 million.
The findings are based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other organizations.
A number of countries have reported increased rates of iron exposure, including the United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Pakistan.
The WHO estimates that around 1.2 billion people are exposed to some form of iron pollution in the world each year, but it is unclear how many of those people are women, because there are few data on their exposure.
The most recent World Health Organization (WHO) estimates put