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Study: Workers' TCE Exposure Multiplies Risk of Developing Parkinson's Disease

2:36 PM MST | November 21, 2011 | Alex Scott

A study evaluating the health effects of a group of industrial solvents has concluded that exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) in the workplace increases by a factor of six the likelihood of individuals developing Parkinson’s disease. The findings are featured in the journal Annals of Neurology. The researchers state that it is the first study in which the authors report a “significant association” between TCE exposure and Parkinson’s. The study was based on the analysis of 99 pairs of twins selected from U.S. data records – half of...


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