May 28, 2013 4:49 AM by Lacey Steele

Weed killer chemical linked to Parkinson's Disease

An exposure to pesticides and weed killers is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson's Disease.

Italian researchers analyzed over 100 studies worldwide and found people with higher exposures to weed, fungus, rodent or bug killers were 33% to 80% more likely to develop Parkinson's.

Because of this, farmers and those living in the country were at higher risk of the degenerative disease.

The hazard increased with the dose amount and length of exposure to these chemicals.



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