I thought this link was well-established. If it wasn't, it is now.

Beth Levine

Pesticides have been widely used since the 1940s by farmers trying to protect their crops from devastation by insects of all kinds. While it is certainly important to make sure there are plenty of vegetables, fruits, and grains grown to enable all of us to eat nutritious fare, applying pesticides to our food sources has been shown to be harmful in numerous ways. And now, new research has found substantial links between the use of several pesticides and Parkinson's disease.

The study, which took place at the University of California at Los Angeles, discovered not only the potential for pesticides to increase the risk of developing Parkinson's but also how certain genetic influences may play a role in this process.1 The subjects were 360 individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, all of whom were residing in one of three farming communities in California where pesticide use was common. The control group was made up of 816 people living in the same area who were all free of Parkinson's.

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