Link Between Pesticide Levels In Blood And Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by on July 17, 2009 at 1:43 pm.

Link Between Pesticide Levels In Blood And Parkinson’s Disease.

People with Parkinson’s disease have significantly higher blood levels of a particular pesticide than healthy people or those with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.

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  • Parkinson says:

    It has been revealed that farm workers who were exposed to pesticides were most likely to develop Parkinson disease. Dependence on organochlorines has been known to be a problem as it includes the infamous DDT and chlordane. US government has banned these chemicals.

  • Regina says:

    They are banned in the US, but US companies are still more than happy to sell them to other countries. And these days, our food is just as likely to come from Brazil, India, China or anywhere else on the globe as it is from a local source. In fact, I would venture to say that, unless you pay VERY close attention or buy through a local co-op or farmer’s market, your food is MORE likely to come from another country. That is a real problem.

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