New Study of Parkinsonism Symptoms in Washington Pesticide Handlers

Published in the Journal of Agromedicine by researchers from Washington University, UW, UC-SD, and University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa).   The researchers concluded, “Symptoms and signs of parkinsonism were absent to mild in this small sample of active workers who apply cholinesterase-inhibiting insecticides in Washington State, USA. Future studies should be larger, and examine older, retired workers with greater cumulative exposure to agricultural pesticides at work and home, including other types of agricultural pesticides.”

Source: PubMed Abstract

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