Using pesticides in your home or garden increase your risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease.
Scientists have found more evidence that environment plays a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine compared pesticide use among 496 people recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease to 541 who did not have the illness.
Researchers found those exposed to pesticides were two times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those not exposed, particularly when it came to insecticide exposure in the home. However, exposure to insecticides in the garden and fungicide did not prove to be risk factors.
It is postulated that certain chemicals that an individual is exposed to in the environment may cause selective death of brain cells or neurons.