Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and exposure to environmental toxins: an Australian case-control study.

@article{Morahan2006AmyotrophicLS,
  title={Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and exposure to environmental toxins: an Australian case-control study.},
  author={Julia M. Morahan and Roger Pamphlett},
  journal={Neuroepidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={130-5}
}
It has been suggested that environmental toxins could be risk factors for sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (SALS). We therefore analysed epidemiological data on 179 SALS cases and 179 age-, ethnicity- and sex-matched controls in Australia using self-reporting questionnaires. SALS was associated with solvent/chemical exposure (OR = 1.92, 95% CI: 1.26-2.93), overall herbicide/pesticide exposure (OR = 1.57, 95% CI: 1.03-2.41) and industrial herbicide/pesticide exposure (OR = 5.58, 95% CI: 2… CONTINUE READING

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