NIH study finds two pesticides associated with Parkinson's disease – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A study of farming and health in approximately 90,000 licensed pesticide applicators and their spouses has shown that two pesticides are associated with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Freya Kamel is with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Kamel: Not only do we know something about risk factors for the disease but this study also increases our understanding of the mechanisms that are involved. And this finding is particularly important because it may help us develop treatments or even preventive measures for the disease.
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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