Serum dioxin concentrations and risk of uterine leiomyoma in the Seveso Women's Health Study.

@article{Eskenazi2007SerumDC,
  title={Serum dioxin concentrations and risk of uterine leiomyoma in the Seveso Women's Health Study.},
  author={Brenda Eskenazi and Marcella L Warner and Steven Samuels and Jessica S Young and Pier Mario Gerthoux and Larry L Grandjean Needham and Donald J. Patterson and David W. Olive and Nicoletta Gavoni and Paolo Vercellini and Paolo Mocarelli},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={166 1},
  pages={79-87}
}
Uterine leiomyomata (fibroids), benign neoplasms of the smooth muscle, are a major cause of hysterectomy. Exposure to hormonally active chemicals may play an etiologic role. The authors investigated the risk of uterine leiomyoma associated with exposure to 2,3,7,8,-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) for women who resided near Seveso, Italy, in 1976 at the time of a chemical explosion. Twenty years later, women enrolled in the Seveso Women's Health Study were asked about history of fibroids… CONTINUE READING

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