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Parkinsons Disease

Yet More Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's

15 years, 12 months ago

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Posted on Dec 07, 2003, 9 a.m. By Bill Freeman

New research has revealed that several pesticides can cause Parkinson's disease-like cell damage. Previous research has shown that the pesticide rotenone produces Parkinson's disease-like symptoms and features in rats, and now the new research has shown that other pesticides can also cause this damage.

New research has revealed that several pesticides can cause Parkinson's disease-like cell damage. Previous research has shown that the pesticide rotenone produces Parkinson's disease-like symptoms and features in rats, and now the new research has shown that other pesticides can also cause this damage. Dr Todd B Sherer and colleagues from Emory University in Atlanta discovered that pyridaben and fenpyroximate caused cell damage similar to that caused by rotenone, and that pyribaden was even more toxic than rotenone. However, Sherer stresses that people shouldn't be over concerned as the way pesticides are tested in the laboratory is very different to how people would be exposed to them.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.reutershealth.com on the 13th November 2003.

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