According to Healthday News a new study published in the July issue of the Annals of Neurology contends exposure to pesticides heightens Parkinson's risk. Alan Mozes reports:
"This is the first large human study that shows that exposure to pesticide is associated with a higher incidence of Parkinson's," said study lead author Dr. Alberto Ascherio, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
"It is, of course, a relative increase," emphasized Ascherio. "So, whereas normally the lifetime risk for developing Parkinson's is three percent, pesticide exposure will bring the risk to five percent."
Readers of DiseaseProof already know the dangers of pesticides on longterm health.