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    Pesticides, Chemicals Tied to Earlier Menopause
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    atti_editor posted:
    "Researchers found that menopause typically begins two to four years earlier in women whose bodies have high levels of certain chemicals found in household items, personal care products, plastics and the environment, compared to women with lower levels of the chemicals.


    The investigators identified 15 chemicals -- nine (now banned) PCBs, three pesticides, two forms of plastics chemicals called phthalates, and the toxin furan -- that were significantly associated with an earlier start of menopause and that may have harmful effects on ovarian function."


    The story link above has more information about what this may mean for your health and what small things you can do to limit exposure.


    Do you make an effort to limit your day-to-day chemical exposure?
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