Pesticides May Raise Endometriosis Risks

Pesticides Linked to Endometriosis Risk

Scientists studied 248 women with surgically confirmed endometriosis and 538 healthy controls. They measured blood levels of two pesticides, mirex and beta HCH, which persist in some fish and dairy products even though their use in the United States has been banned for decades. The study appears online in Environmental Health Perspectives. The researchers found that women with the highest exposure to mirex had a 50 percent increased risk for endometriosis, and those exposed to high levels of beta HCH a 30 to 70 percent increased risk.
Find out more here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/pesticides-linked-to-endometriosis/?partner=rss&emc=rss

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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

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