NIH study finds two pesticides associated with Parkinson's disease – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. New research shows a link between the use of two pesticides and Parkinson’s disease.
Kamel: Both of these pesticides have been connected to Parkinson’s disease.
Narrator: Dr. Freya Kamel is with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Kamel: Rotenone is an insecticide that was used in the past and home gardens and on pests. It was considered to be a safe chemical because it’s synthesized by plants, in other words it could be considered to be organic. The other pesticide that we looked at in our study is called paraquat and that’s an herbicide, which is used to kill weeds.
Narrator: For more information on this study, visit www.niehs.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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