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Chemical in the Home Linked to Earlier Menopause Options
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Chemical in the Home Linked to Earlier Menopause

Women exposed to high levels of perfluorocarbons, or PFCs, may go through menopause at an earlier age than other women. PFCs have been used for some time in a wide range of household products, including non-stick pans, plastic food containers, and furniture, but recent studies suggest they act as endocrine disruptors, meaning that they interfere with normal hormone function. A 2004 US government study detected PFCs in the blood of 98 percent of participants, while a more recent study found that among women over the age of 42, those with higher blood levels of PFCs were more likely to have gone through menopause and to have lower estrogen levels than other women. More...
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