Involvement of environmental mercury and lead in the etiology of neurodegenerative diseases.

@article{MonnetTschudi2006InvolvementOE,
  title={Involvement of environmental mercury and lead in the etiology of neurodegenerative diseases.},
  author={Florianne Monnet-Tschudi and M. D. Zurich and Corina Boschat and Anne Corbaz and Paul Honegger},
  journal={Reviews on environmental health},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={105-17}
}
The incidence of neurodegenerative disease like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease (AD) increases dramatically with age; only a small percentage is directly related to familial forms. The etiology of the most abundant, sporadic forms is complex and multifactorial, involving both genetic and environmental factors. Several environmental pollutants have been associated with neurodegenerative disorders. The present article focuses on results obtained in experimental neurotoxicology studies… CONTINUE READING

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