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Pesticides and Parkinsons disease

Le Couteur, D; McLean, Allan J; Taylor, M.J.; Woodham, B; Board, Philip

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Epidemiological studies and case reports provide evidence for an association between Parkinson's disease and past exposure to pesticides. Susceptibility to the effects of pesticides and other putative neurotoxins depends on variability in xenobiotic metabolism possibly generated by genetic polymorphisms, aging and variation in exposure to environmental agents including pesticides. The simplest mechanistic hypothesis for the association of pesticides with Parkinson's disease is that pesticides...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/92522
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy
DOI: 10.1016/S0753-3322(99)80077-8

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