Study links pesticides to Parkison's disease

June 3, 2011 2:59:40 PM PDT
A new study suggests people who work near fields sprayed with pesticides face an increased risk of Parkinson's disease.

Researchers from the University of California at Los Angeles studied not just agricultural workers but clerks, teachers and firefighters working near fields around the California central valley. Their report in the European Journal of Epidemiology finds the risk for Parkinson's rose three fold.

Researchers suspect that three different chemicals, Ziram, Paraquat and Maneb, may actually be acting together in increasing that risk for Parkinson's.

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