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Toxicant and Disease Database

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Menstrual disorders (abnormal bleeding, short cycles, long cycles, irregular cycles, painful periods)

Causes    Grouped by strength of evidence

Strong Evidence

ionizing radiation

Good Evidence

2-bromopropane

atrazine

benzene

carbon disulfide

chlordecone

chlorination byproducts

DDT/DDE

dioxins / TCDD

estrogens / DES

ethyl alcohol (ethanol)

formaldehyde

fungicides

herbicides

hexachlorobenzene

lead

lindane

mancozeb

maneb

mercury

organochlorine pesticides

organophosphates

PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), not otherwise specified

pesticides

solvents

tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

tobacco smoke (secondhand)

toluene

toxaphene

trihalomethanes

xylene

Limited Evidence

antimony

bisphenol A

boron

cadmium

petrochemicals

phthalates

styrene

thallium (and related salts)

TNT (trinitrotoluene)

Notes

Menstrual disorders includes abnormal bleeding: hypermenorrhea/menorrhagia, ammenorrhea/oligomenorrhea, irregular cycles/metorrhagia, dysmenorrhea,