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Newly published research in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shows that women’s reproductive health is vulnerable to chemicals commonly found in insecticides: DDT and phthalates.
Scientists attributed exposure to these chemicals with 145,000 cases of endometriosis and over 56,000 cases of uterine fibroids in European women.
Endometriosis is a condition where uterine tissue develops in other parts of the body, which can be quite painful.
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that form in the uterus that cause fertility problems. Each of these conditions is increasingly common – the majority of women in the world are impacted by at least one of these disorders – and environmental factors seem to play a part in the growing rate.
The researchers estimate that these chemicals are costing the EU $150 billion because of these particular reproductive health issues. Once you begin to calculate doctor visits, medical procedures, fertility treatments the figure adds up quickly.
Keep in mind – that’s just looking at two of the issues. “Although these two gynecological conditions affect millions of women worldwide, this analysis only reflects the tip of the iceberg,” said Leonardo Trasande, a New York University professor who worked on this research. “A growing body of evidence suggests EDC exposure is linked to a broader range of female reproductive problems, including polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility and pregnancy complications.”
In other words, that EU$150 billion is probably a fraction of the cost if researchers were to have looked at other women’s health issues, too. Consider the non-sex specific health problems that have been connected to pesticides: cancer, asthma, hormone disruption, skin conditions, memory loss and loss of motor skills.
At a certain point, it becomes pointless to attach a price to use of insecticide because it’s clearly causing too much damage to excuse.
Though the study focused on women in Europe, DDT and phthalates are found in chemicals and even some plastics all over the world.
Dr. Aristotle Comment:
What can you do?
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Source: Kevin Mathews, Care2
Dr. Aristotle Economou