US Study Links Pesticides to Parkinson's Disease

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US Study Links Pesticides to Parkinson's Disease

Post by Strawberry on Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:36 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US researchers said Friday they have found that people who used two specific varieties of pesticide were 2.5 times as likely to develop Parkinson's disease.

The pesticides, paraquat and rotenone, are not approved for house and garden use. Previous research on animals has linked paraquat to Parkinson's disease, so it is restricted to use by certified applicators


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