Medical Researchers have discovered that many women exposed to 'phthalates' and other hygiene product chemicals began menopause around age 48-49 rather than 52 (the usual age range for menopausal symptoms).
Prior research on early phases of menopause resulted in higher rates of osteoporosis, bone density, higher rates of cardiac deficiencies and even higher rates for strokes in women.
The recent study examined examined the levels of toxicphthalates in the blood or urine of 5900 women. The women with the highest amounts of phthalates were found to have gone through menopause an average of 2.3 years before the others.
Medical Researchers say that some women may be reaching menopause 15 years earlier than in the past---and as early as in their mid-30s.
Physicians are convinced that phthalates are also found in many household chemicals and even children’s backpacks.
Sen. Charles Schumer, Dem-New York, has called for stricter regulations on phthalates for a very long time and says, “They’ve already been banned in the U.S. for children's toys--- due to the fact that they have repeatedly been shown to be very harmful.”
It’s also a very good idea to wear gloves when using household chemicals and to limit your daily intake of soft drinks. Women should takecalcium supplements combined with vitamin D-3 and consume calcium rich dairy products and more green vegetables like broccoli, green beans and salads.