Pesticides Damage Thyroid

Your thyroid gland plays an important role in regulating your metabolism and energy use. There is growing evidence linking pesticides to thyroid problems. This study examined 16 500 women living in Iowa and North Carolina who were married to men seeking certification to use restricted pesticides. They found that 12.5 per cent of the women had thyroid disease with seven per cent having underactive thyroids (hypothyroidism) and two per cent having overactive thyroids (hyperthyroidism). In the general population the rate of diagnosed thyroid disease ranges from one to eight per cent. The study found that organochlorine pesticide use was associated with a 1.2 times greater risk of hypothyroidism. Exposure to fungus killers benomyl and maneb/mancozeb doubled or tripled the chances of hypothyroidism respectively. Maneb/mancozeb also doubled the women’s risk of hyperthyroidism. The herbicide paraquat almost doubled the likelihood of hypothyroidism. Yet another example of how your environment can impact your health.Meanwhile if you visit Meijer Ad that contains mostly likewise discounts with Winn Dixie Ad you surely have a range like ALDI Ad.

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