Dioxins and endometriosis: a plausible hypothesis.

  title={Dioxins and endometriosis: a plausible hypothesis.},
  author={L. Birnbaum and A. Cummings},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={15 - 21}
  • L. Birnbaum, A. Cummings
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Environmental Health Perspectives
  • A potential connection exists between exposure to organochlorine chemicals and the increasing prevalence of endometriosis. Evidence shows that dioxin (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin) can increase the incidence and severity of the disease in monkeys and can promote the growth or survival of endometrial tissue implanted into rodents in a surgically induced model of endometriosis. The mechanism of the connection between organochlorine chemicals and endometriosis is not clear. Effects on… CONTINUE READING
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