NIH study finds two pesticides associated with Parkinson's disease – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent study has shown that people who used two kinds of pesticide developed Parkinson’s disease approximately 2.5 times more often than non-users.
Kamel: Both paraquat and rotenone were associated with Parkinson’s disease.
Narrator: Dr. Freya Kamel is with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Kamel: Exposure to either of those chemicals caused about a two fold increase in the risk for Parkinson’s disease.
Narrator: The study examined 110 people with Parkinson’s disease and 358 matched controls from the Farming and Movement Evaluation, or FAME Study. For details 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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