A component found in insecticides and pesticides used on agricultural crops, like potato, tomato and apple crops; livestock and pets, and also in animal feed, barns, grain storage bins, and gardens. Methoxychlor can be introduced into the water supply due to runoff and leaching from its agricultural use and from emissions from chemical manufacturing plants. When methoxychlor breaks down in the body, it can cause effects similar to those produced by estrogen, which can later affect the development and maintenance of the reproductive system in women and even men, and also decrease their fertility.

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