Chemicals and menopause: Effects on age at menopause and on health status in the postmenopausal period

Ellen K. Silbergeld, Jodi A. Flaws

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Abstract

Menopause, a natural stage in women's lives, signals the cessation of fertility and causes changes in health status for many women. Chemical exposures may induce early or premature menopause and increase the risks of morbidity and mortality in the postmenopausal period. Chemicals that are toxic to follicles can lower the age of menopause by depleting the ovary of oocytes. Women may be exposed to these chemicals in the workplace, at home, and through exposure to contaminated drinking water near hazardous waste sites, as well as by direct or indirect exposure to cigarette smoke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-234
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Women's Health
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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Postmenopause
Menopause
Health Status
Hazardous Waste Sites
Premature Menopause
Poisons
Smoke
Tobacco Products
Workplace
Drinking Water
Oocytes
Fertility
Ovary
Morbidity
Mortality

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Chemicals and menopause : Effects on age at menopause and on health status in the postmenopausal period. / Silbergeld, Ellen K.; Flaws, Jodi A.

In: Journal of Women's Health, Vol. 8, No. 2, 01.01.1999, p. 227-234.

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