Association between Parkinson's disease and exposure to pesticides in southwestern France.

@article{Baldi2003AssociationBP,
  title={Association between Parkinson's disease and exposure to pesticides in southwestern France.},
  author={Isabelle Baldi and Anne Cantagrel and Pierre Lebailly and Francois Tison and B{\'e}n{\'e}dicte Dubroca and Virginie Chrysostome and Jean-François Dartigues and Patrick Brochard},
  journal={Neuroepidemiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={305-10}
}
A case-control study was performed in southwestern France in order to assess the relationship between pesticide exposure and Parkinson's disease (PD) in the elderly. During the period from 1997 to 1999, 84 cases were recruited together with 252 population-based controls. Experts in occupational health reviewed job codes and provided pesticide exposure levels, making it possible to calculate cumulated exposure lifelong for individuals. Environmental pesticide exposure was considered in relation… CONTINUE READING

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