Can I get sick working as a chemical engineer?

Hi, I am Vidhi. I basically want to know whether girls should really opt for chemical engineering? I have heard that chemical engineers have to work in shift and many of them claim that chemical engineering does not have lots of scope in India. Even people say that I would get exposed to strong chemicals and would fall ill frequently. But I really want to pursue chemical engineering. I have good aptitude for math and chemistry. Please give the necessary guidance.
posted by Vidhi, Mumbai on June 9, 2014