High prevalence of Parkinsonian disorders associated to manganese exposure in the vicinities of ferroalloy industries.

@article{Lucchini2007HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of Parkinsonian disorders associated to manganese exposure in the vicinities of ferroalloy industries.},
  author={Roberto G Lucchini and Elisa Albini and Laura Benedetti and Stefano Borghesi and Romana Coccaglio and Eros C Malara and Giovanni Parrinello and Siria Garattini and Sergio Resola and Lorenzo Alessio},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 11},
  pages={788-800}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of Parkinsonian disturbances in relationship to environmental exposure to manganese due to ferroalloy industries in the province of Brescia, Northern Italy. METHODS Manganese concentrations were measured in settled dust collected in each of the 206 municipalities. Parkinsonian patients were identified using two sources: (1) clinical registers from local hospitals, specialized neurologists, and exemption from prescription payment; (2) L-Dopa prescriptions… CONTINUE READING

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