Parkinson’s Disease and Residential Exposure to Maneb and Paraquat From Agricultural Applications

October 1st, 2014, in Toxins in Our Home and Yard

Research supports evidence from animal and cell models that suggests pesticides cause a neurodegenerative process leading to Parkinson's disease (PD). This study outlines exposure to a combination of maneb and paraquat and provides evidence that these chemicals increase the risk of PD, particularly in younger subjects and/or when exposure occurs at younger ages.

Read more of this journal from the American Journal of Epidemiology – Oxford Journals.