The risk of Parkinson's disease with exposure to pesticides, farming, well water, and rural living.

@article{Gorell1998TheRO,
  title={The risk of Parkinson's disease with exposure to pesticides, farming, well water, and rural living.},
  author={Jay M Gorell and Christine Cole Johnson and Benjamin A Rybicki and Edward L. Peterson and Rudy J. Richardson},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={1346-50}
}
We assessed exposure to pesticides, farming, well water use, and rural living as risk factors for Parkinson's disease (PD) in a population-based case-control study consisting of men and women > or = 50 years of age who had primary medical care at Henry Ford Health System in metropolitan Detroit. Enrolled PD patients (n = 144) and control subjects (n = 464) were frequency-matched for age, race, and sex. When adjusted for these variables and smoking status, there was a significant association of… CONTINUE READING
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