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Pesticides and Parkinson's: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Researchers Uncover Further Proof of a Link


1/4/2013 7:55:35 AM

For several years, neurologists at UCLA have been building a case that a link exists between pesticides and Parkinson's disease. To date, paraquat, maneb and ziram—common chemicals sprayed in California's Central Valley and elsewhere—have been tied to increases in the disease, not only among farmworkers but in individuals who simply lived or worked near fields and likely inhaled drifting particles.



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