Are there any drawbacks for a female working as a chemical engineer?

Hello Sara, my name is Nichole. I am currently a 12th Grade student and struggling with my choices regarding major in university. May I ask you if there are any drawback for female working as a chemical engineer? I am really interested in chemistry but my family is worried about my reproductive health because they presume my future workplace must be in factories and have to deal with some dangerous and harmful chemicals. Is it so? My friends say chemical engineering is not suitable for girls because its dangerous and bad for your body...Could you give me some advise please?? Thanks in advance!!
posted by Nichole, vancouver on November 11, 2013