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 which uterine tissue grows in the ovaries or other parts of the body, often causes pelvic pain and infertility. The researchers focused on organochlorine pesticides, which were widely used for decades but have mostly been banned due to health concerns. They break down slowly in the environment and persist for many years in human tissue. Links to endometriosis were found for the insecticides lindane and
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