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Friday, December 28, 2007

PCBs and Endometriosis

PCBs, Polychlorinated biphenyls, have been in the news recently because of their discovery in recreational areas treated by contaminated fertilizer manufactured from sewage sludge. Since 1992, the Endometriosis Association, an international nonprofit organization headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has pioneered research linking PCBs (part of a chemical family called dioxins) to the development of endometriosis, a painful and debilitating disease afflicting 5.5 million women in the U.S. and Canada from ages eight to eighty years old. This chronic disease often causes ongoing pain, infertility, and immune problems. Read more...

From the Endometriosis Association

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