|Bay Area Doctors Find Parkinson's Disease Risk Much Greater in Some Exposed to Popular Herbicide|
|Genetic mutation leads to 11-fold increase in risk|
|Published Tuesday, October 9, 2012 12:01 am|
from Dr. Samuel Goldman and The PI Clinical Research Department
Research conducted by The Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center (The PI) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has found that exposure to Paraquat, one of the most widely used herbicides in the world, may dramatically increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Study findings were published online October 9, 2012 in the journal Movement Disorders.
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