Pesticide Exposure May Raise Parkinson's Risk

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Pesticide Exposure May Raise Parkinson's Risk
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Fri, 05-31-2013 - 8:10am

Health Day News states that a new study suggests pesticide exposure may raise risk for Parkinson's Disease. "Prolonged exposure to pesticides, bug and weed killers, and solvents appears to raise the risk for developing Parkinson's disease, a new study says.

Italian investigators who reviewed more than 100 prior studies found exposure to such agents boosted Parkinson's disease risk by anywhere from 33 percent to 80 percent, they reported in the May 28 issue of the journal Neurology." read more

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Karla
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Registered: 04-22-2003
Tue, 06-04-2013 - 4:13pm

Karla - The VA recognized the connection between Parkinson's and 'herbicides/pesticides' a couple years ago. All veterans who served in Vietnam were inadvertantly subjected to exposure to "Agent Orange" which was used extensively to clear vegitation through out Vietnam. Because of this decision anyone who served in Vietnam can receive a 'service connection' for Parkinson's Disease.

BTW: There are still a lot of issues with getting on this board. I've tried to respond to this several times and just today found that I could login using Firefox once again. Still no luck with IE which is my preferred browser.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Sun, 06-09-2013 - 10:07am

HI Marty,

iVillage moved its websites to new servers and last week we experienced more log in issues than usual do to that move. Once everything is in place from the move, we are expecting to have the rest of the issues fixed.

Thank you for continuing to check in!

Karla
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