Girls exposed to household chemical menstruate earlier

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released results of a study finding that girls with higher exposures to a common household chemical tend to start their periods an average of seven months earlier than girls with lower exposures to this chemical.

The chemical they studied is dichlorobenzene, a solvent used in some mothballs and solid blocks of toilet bowl deodorizers and air fresheners.

Read more about it in Environmental Health News