Environmental toxicant exposure and menstrual cycle length

Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2020 Dec;27(6):373-379. doi: 10.1097/MED.0000000000000579.


Purpose of review: This review seeks to evaluate the impact of environmental exposures on the menstrual cycle length detailing timing of exposure on pathophysiology.

Recent findings: Recent literature has examined the relationship between menstrual cycle length and environmental exposures including air pollutants, parabens, and polybrominated biphenyls.

Summary: Research is limited but suggest importance of further research in evaluating environmental exposures and menstrual cycle length.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Environmental Exposure* / adverse effects
  • Environmental Exposure* / statistics & numerical data
  • Environmental Pollutants / toxicity*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Menstrual Cycle / drug effects*
  • Menstrual Cycle / physiology*
  • Menstruation Disturbances / chemically induced
  • Menstruation Disturbances / epidemiology
  • Time Factors


  • Environmental Pollutants