Pesticides and Parkinson’s Disease–Is There a Link?

Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 114, Number 2, February 2006 Review Terry P. Brown,1 Paul C. Rumsby,2 Alexander C. Capleton,1 Lesley Rushton,1 and Leonard S. Levy1 1Medical Research Council Institute for Environment and Health,University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom; 2National Centre for Environmental Toxicology, WRc-NSF Ltd., Medmenham, Marlow, United Kingdom Abstract Parkinson’s disease (PD) is an […]

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Household exposure to pesticides and risk of childhood acute leukaemia (PDF)

Occupational and Environmental Study, 2006 Feb;63(2):131-4. Menegaux F, Baruchel A, Bertrand Y, Lescoeur B, Leverger G, Nelken B, Sommelet D, Hemon D, Clavel J. INSERM, U170, IFR69, Villejuif, France. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relation between childhood acute leukemia and household exposure to pesticides. METHODS: The study included 280 incident cases of acute leukemia and 288 […]

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Study Finds Job-Related Exposure to Pesticide (Diazinon) May Increase Cancer Risk

Date Published: November 30, 2005 Source: Newsinferno News Staff According to a new study by the Agricultural Health Study, a government funded program established in 1993 to examine the negative effects of pesticides on farming families in Iowa and North Carolina, regular exposure to the pesticide diazinon may cause lung and other types of cancer. […]

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Children Often More Contaminated Than Their Mothers, New WWF Report Shows

(Beyond Pesticides, October 11, 2005) European children are absorbing dangerous chemicals into their blood from computers, textiles, cosmetics and electrical appliances, according to a new study released last week by WWF. Generation X, WWF’s first European Union‚ wide family testing survey, found a total of 73 man-made hazardous compounds in the blood of grandmothers, mothers […]

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Household exposure to pesticides and risk of childhood acute leukaemia

F Menegaux1, A Baruchel2, Y Bertrand3, B Lescoeur4, G Leverger5, B Nelken6, D Sommelet7, D Hmon1 and J Clavel1 1 INSERM, U170, IFR69, Villejuif, France 2 Department of Pediatric Hematology, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris, France 3 Department of Pediatric Hematology, Debrousse Hospital, Lyon, France 4 Department of Pediatric Hematology-Immunology, Robert Debr√© Hospital, Paris, France 5 Department […]

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Using Biological Markers in Blood to Assess Exposure to Multiple Environmental Chemicals for Inner-City Children 3 – 6 Years Old

Ken Sexton1*, John L. Adgate, Ann L. Fredrickson, Andrew D. Ryan, Larry L. Needham, and David L. Ashley, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, MMC 807, Mayo building 420 Delaware Street, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455-0392 Abstract Concurrent exposure to a mixture of more than 50 environmental chemicals was assessed by measuring the chemicals or […]

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Are household chemicals connected to the rise in asthma?

23/12/2004 Frequent use of household cleaning products and other chemicals in the home could be linked to cases of asthma among Britain’s children. A new study of respiratory health among young children has shown a clear connection between breathing problems and their mothers’ use of a range of common products such as bleach, paint stripper […]

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Report Details New Links Between Environmental Toxicants and Breast Cancer

SAN FRANCISCO – A new report on environmental links to breast cancer concludes that exposure to synthetic chemicals and radiation has contributed more than previously thought to the rising incidence of breast cancer. The report, “State of the Evidence 2004: What Is the Connection Between the Environment and Breast Cancer?” was jointly released today by […]

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Pollutants cause huge rise in brain diseases

Juliette Jowit, environment editor Sunday August 15, 2004 The Observer The numbers of sufferers of brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neuron disease, have soared across the West in less than 20 years, scientists have discovered. The alarming rise, which includes figures showing rates of dementia have trebled in men, has been linked to […]

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USGS Reports Majority of U.S. Fresh Water Contaminated with Pesticides

(Beyond Pesticides, June 9, 2004) A new nationwide study of streams and groundwater by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) finds that a majority of the nation’s fresh water sources, particularly in agricultural and urban development areas, are contaminated with low concentrations of chemicals. The USGS study found pesticides in 94 percent of all the water […]

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