Exposure to some pesticides may increase the risk of suffering Endometriosis in women

American scientists have recently published in the magazine Environmental Health Perspectives a survey alarming about some pesticides’ influence in increasing Endometriosis incidence. This is a non-curable disease affecting women: it is the growth of uterine tissue outside the uterus that can cause pain and infertility. Analyzing blood samples of hundreds of suffering women, researchers found out that two pesticides in particular, Mirex and Beta HCH (which persist in some fish and dairy products), are main risk factors. The researchers found that women with the highest exposure to Mirex had a 50% increased risk for endometriosis, and those exposed to high levels of Beta HCH a 30% to 70% increased risk.

Source: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/pesticides-linked-to-endometriosis/?_r=1

Publication: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1306648/