Despite the ban on the use of certain pesticides in many countries for several decades, these organochlorines continue to harm the health of many women.
DDT and several other organochlorine pesticides, despite the cessation of their use, remain in the environment and can enter the human body.
American researchers examined 248 patients with endometriosis and 538 healthy women of the control group. It was found that those women, in whose body traces of pesticides were found, suffered from endometriosis more often by 50-70%.
Pesticides are estrogen-like compounds and disturb the hormonal balance, which may cause the development of endometriosis and other disorders of the female reproductive system.