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Higher estimated pesticide exposures linked to ALS risk

Every year, approximately 5,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The malady extinguishes firing nerve cells, severing the highways between our brain and muscles. People progressively lose their ability to walk, talk, eat—and eventually their last breath—within two to five years. No one knows the causes, no one knows the cure. But a study sheds light on a potential contributor to the disease: pesticide exposure. More:

Higher estimated pesticide exposures linked to ALS risk  –  EHN

Pesticides: Exposure and Human Health Effects

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Pesticides applied to crops and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis risk in the U.S (Research abstract)Every year, approximately 5,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The malady extinguishes firing nerve cells, severing the highways between our brain and muscles. People progressively lose their ability to walk, talk, eat—and eventually their last breath—within two to five years. No one knows the causes, no one knows the cure. But a study sheds light on a potential contributor to the disease: pesticide exposure. More:

Higher estimated pesticide exposures linked to ALS risk  –  EHN

Pesticides: Exposure and Human Health Effects

Pesticide exposure and Parkinson’s disease: Epidemiological evidence of association (Research article)
Environmental Risk Factors and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): A Case-Control Study of ALS in Michigan (Research article)
Environmental and Occupational Risk Factors of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis- A Population-Based Case-Control Study (Research article)
Pesticides applied to crops and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis risk in the U.S (Research abstract)

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