Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Parkinson's Disease Associated With Pesticide Exposure In French Farm Workers

Most people don't realize just how toxic our environment is. On the most elemental level-air, water, soil-there are levels and types of toxins that the human body cannot handle. Even the home has toxins we would not imagine in ordinary items such as clothing, carpets, shower curtains, furnishings, building materials and wood flooring. For most of these toxins there are no metabolic pathways in the body break down and eliminate them. They are either constantly recirculated or they are stored in joints and fat. The bioaccumulation of them eventually can lead to disease. Pay attention to small chronic symptoms and get tested. Educate yourself regarding sources of these toxins, what they are, the damage they can cause, and how you can avoid them as much as possible. Learn methods as to how to eliminate them safely and effectively.

ScienceDaily (2009-06-05) -- The cause of Parkinson's disease (PD), the second most frequent neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease, is unknown, but in most cases it is believed to involve a combination of environmental risk factors and genetic susceptibility. Laboratory studies in rats have shown that injecting the insecticide rotenone leads to an animal model of PD and several epidemiological studies have shown an association between pesticides and PD, but most have not identified specific pesticides or studied the amount of exposure relating to the association.



Anonymous said...

And if you were honest you would also have written that the incidence of Parkinson's is REDUCED in smokers by about 50%. This is seen in Table 1 on page 21 of the pdf manuscript of the paper as accepted by Annals of Neurology. This simply confirms a result which has come out of many many epidemological studies. But you don't have the guts to say this. Not on your agenda, huh, DrRosenberg?

Reuven M. Rosenberg, D.C. said...

I have to say that this is the oddest comment I've ever received. What is your point? Are you trying to show a merit to smoking? My only "agenda" is to help people be healthier and smoking is not part of that. There are other ways to reduce Parkinson's symptoms without prescribing cancer sticks. Regarding "guts" I would question someone who posts anonymously in the "guts" department. If you post again anonymously I will not permit it.