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    Default Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Faster ALS Progression

    Matt Trevor
    February 27, 2019

    A new study helps determine the role of pesticides and pollutants during the course of the progressive neurodegenerative disease that has no cure.

    While exact causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) remain unknown, new research shows pesticides and other environmental pollutants advance the progression of the neurodegenerative disease.The latest study from the University of Michigan ALS Center of Excellence, recently published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry (a BMJ journal), supports the group’s 2016 research that found increased levels of numerous pesticides in blood tests of people with ALS, says senior author Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., director of U-M’s ALS Center of Excellence.

    Keep reading: https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/lab-r...CuyzZIHmT1u8HI

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    Default Re: Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Faster ALS Progression

    "If we can determine what these chemicals are doing to our organs, brains and motor neurons, then we can develop drugs to counteract those effects."
    -Stephen Goutman, M.D.
    What a backward-thinking, corporate-driven statement. Here's another idea. Radical, I know: stop using these chemicals.
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    Default Re: Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Faster ALS Progression

    Typical! Create a problem, profit from the 'solution'.

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