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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 1997 Jun;24(2):307-29.

Environmental toxins and endometriosis.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.


The effect of natural, environmental, or manufactured substances on endocrine organs is a current topic of discussion. Recently, some toxicants have been suggested to promote endometriosis; therefore, attention has turned to the role of environmental factors as a stimulant for endometriosis growth and maintenance. This article reviews the influence of various toxicants on endometriosis.

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