Pesticides and Parkinson’s Disease—Is There a Link?

@inproceedings{Brown2005PesticidesAP,
  title={Pesticides and Parkinson’s Disease—Is There a Link?},
  author={Terry P. Brown and Paul C. Rumsby and Alexander C. Capleton and L Patrick Rushton and Leonard Stephen Levy},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2005}
}
Parkinson's disease (PD) is an idiopathic disease of the nervous system characterized by progressive tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability. It has been postulated that exogenous toxicants, including pesticides, might be involved in the etiology of PD. In this article we present a comprehensive review of the published epidemiologic and toxicologic literature and critically evaluate whether a relationship exists between pesticide exposure and PD. From the epidemiologic… CONTINUE READING

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