Parkinson's And Pesticide Link Grows Stronger

Law360, New York (April 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A new study suggests that there is a direct link between exposure to pesticides and an increased risk for developing Parkinson's disease, with researchers taking a hard look at the occurrence of the neurological disorder within particular families.

The online journal BioMedCentral Neurology recently published the report entitled “Pesticide exposure and risk of Parkinson's disease: A family-based case-control study,” which aims to explore a different angle in the larger Parkinson's debate.

Dr. Dana Hancock of the Duke University Medical Center spearheaded the study, which sought to...
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