Pesticides May Cause Parkinson’s

Do Pesticides Cause Parkinson’s? – Ask Dr. Weil


Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder worldwide behind Alzheimer’s disease. Parkinson’s affects nerve cells in the part of the mid-brain known as the substantia nigra, responsible for muscle movement.Recent findings from an Italian research suggested that exposure to pesticides, bug and weed killers and solvents appears to be associated with a 33 to 80 percent increase in the risk of developing Parkinson’s. The researchers also found that exposure to specific chemical compounds including paraquat, a weed killer, and two fungicides, maneb and mancozeb, doubled the risk.

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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

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