Well-Water Consumption and Parkinson’s Disease in Rural California

  title={Well-Water Consumption and Parkinson’s Disease in Rural California},
  author={N M Gatto and Myles G. Cockburn and Jeff M. Bronstein and Angelika D. Manthripragada and Beate R. Ritz},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
INTRODUCTION Investigators have hypothesized that consuming pesticide-contaminated well water plays a role in Parkinson's disease (PD), and several previous epidemiologic studies support this hypothesis. OBJECTIVES We investigated whether consuming water from private wells located in areas with documented historical pesticide use was associated with an increased risk of PD. METHODS We employed a geographic information system (GIS)-based model to estimate potential well-water contamination… CONTINUE READING
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