A 2005 study shows that foods tainted with, for example, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) which were commonly used in agriculture, might higher the risk of prevalence of endometriosis.
These toxins usually accumulate in animal fat. This is problematic since the major route of human exposure is through food.
“Chickens, cattle, pigs, and other animals fed grains treated with pesticides and sometimes contaminated with other organochlorines tend to concentrate these compounds in their muscle tissues and milk. While there may also be organochlorine pesticide residues on nonorganic fruits or vegetables, they are less concentrated and easier to remove,” the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine states.
Therefore, it is a good option to choose organic produce that grows without chemical pesticides.
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