Study links Parkinson’s disease to industrial solvent

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LÂ’exposition aux solvants augmente les risques de maladie de Parkinson

Des personnes passent devant un pressing qui affiche “Pressing en ciel 2007, votez blanc”, jeu de mot apporximatif pour “présidentielle”, le 16 mars 2007 a Strasbourg. AFP PHOTO JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

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 is still used as a degreasing agent. BBC

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