Exposure to pesticides or solvents and risk of Parkinson disease

  title={Exposure to pesticides or solvents and risk of Parkinson disease},
  author={Gianni Pezzoli and Emanuele Cereda},
  pages={2035 - 2041}
Objective: To investigate the risk of Parkinson disease (PD) associated with exposure to pesticides and solvents using meta-analyses of data from cohort and case-control studies. Methods: Prospective cohort and case-control studies providing risk and precision estimates relating PD to exposure to pesticides or solvents or to proxies of exposure were considered eligible. The heterogeneity in risk estimates associated with objective study quality was also investigated. Results: A total of 104… 

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