2. Environmental Toxins Can Trigger It
Environmental factors can be the culprit behind early menopause, according to Epigee Women’s Health. The site notes these environmental toxins can be found in homes, workplaces and the outdoor environment.
These toxins include cigarette smoke, as well as perfluorocarbons (PFC) that are found in a number of household items from clothing to carpeting to paint, explains the source. Another chemical that may affect the endocrine system (and subsequently the sex hormones) include perfluorooctanoates (PFOAs) found in some non-stick pans and stain guards, it adds.