This report originally appeared Nov. 5 in Environmental Health News. Exposure to two banned pesticides may be associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, according to researchers from Washington state. Endometriosis, a disease in
Lindsey Konkel, based in Worcester, Mass., is an editor and staff writer at Environmental Health News. She has a master's degree in science, health and environmental reporting from New York University. She has written for Environmental Health Perspectives, OnEarth Magazine, Reuters and elsewhere. Lindsey is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Association for Healthcare Journalists. She joined EHN in 2009 as an intern and stayed on as a researcher. In June 2013, she was named editor and staff writer. She was part of the reporting team that won an Oakes Award honorable mention for EHN's 2012 series, Pollution, Poverty, People of Color.