Earlier menopause linked to everyday chemical exposures
http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/menopa ... icals.aspx
Persistent Organic Pollutants and Early Menopause in U.S. Women
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/articl ... ne.0116057
Women with high levels of β-hexachlorocyclohexane, mirex, p,p’-DDE, 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-heptachlorodibenzofuran, mono-(2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl) and mono-(2-ethyl-5-oxohexyl) phthalate, polychlorinated biphenyl congeners −70, −99, −105, −118, −138, −153, −156, −170, and −183 had mean ages of menopause 1.9 to 3.8 years earlier than women with lower levels of these chemicals. EDC-exposed women were up to 6 times more likely to be menopausal than non-exposed women.