WVU study finds link between early menopause and environmental chemicals.

West Virginia University (WVU) Department of Community Medicine found that women with high levels of an environmental chemical are at increased odds of having experienced menopause earlier in life than those with lower levels.

Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) are manmade chemicals that are used in a variety of household products, including stain repellants and waterproofing found in food containers, clothing, furniture, carpet and paint. Because of their widespread use, PFCs are also found in water, air, soil, plants, animals and humans.

“PFCs are toxins that shouldn’t be in our bodies in the first place …

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