Parkinson's disease and residential exposure to maneb and paraquat from agricultural applications in the central valley of California.

@article{Costello2009ParkinsonsDA,
  title={Parkinson's disease and residential exposure to maneb and paraquat from agricultural applications in the central valley of California.},
  author={Sadie Costello and Myles G. Cockburn and Jeff M. Bronstein and Xinbo Zhang and Beate Ritz},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={169 8},
  pages={919-26}
}
Evidence from animal and cell models suggests that pesticides cause a neurodegenerative process leading to Parkinson's disease (PD). Human data are insufficient to support this claim for any specific pesticide, largely because of challenges in exposure assessment. The authors developed and validated an exposure assessment tool based on geographic information systems that integrated information from California Pesticide Use Reports and land-use maps to estimate historical exposure to… CONTINUE READING
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