Posts Tagged “Parkinsons Disease”

DOE leasing loophole allowed TCE-affected school to go unnoticed for years

Originally published on The Real Deal: New York City Real Estate News. The story of a Bronx public school that for 20 years exposed its students to hazardous toxins suddenly has a real estate connection. City Limits reported that a loophole in the Department of Education’s leasing policy left students, teachers, parents and school officials […]

What Causes Parkinson’s Disease? New Clues…

Originally published on Health Goes Strong. There’s new evidence that common chemicals cause Parkinson’s disease. BY: CELESTE PERRONResearchers are eager to identify causes of Parkinson’s disease, a debilitating neurological disorder which affects as many as 500,000 Americans, with 50,000 diagnosed each year. A new study, published in the journal Annals of Neurology finds that exposure to a widely used industrial […]

Study links Parkinson’s disease to industrial solvent TCE

Originally published on BBC. By Neil Bowdler- Health reporter, BBC News An international study has linked an industrial solvent to Parkinson’s disease. Researchers found a six-fold increase in the risk of developing Parkinson’s in individuals exposed in the workplace to trichloroethylene (TCE). Although many uses for TCE have been banned around the world, the chemical […]

Hazards: TCE Solvent Linked to Higher Parkinson’s Risk

Originally published by The New York Times. By NICHOLAS BAKALAR A new study of twins has found that trichloroethylene, or TCE, a solvent widely used in refrigerants and as a metal degreaser, is associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease. The analysis, published Monday in The Annals of Neurology, used data from an American military twin registry to […]