Pesticide Use Correlates with Parkinson’s Cases in Midwest, Western U.S.

A recent study led by Dr. Brittany Krzyzanowski of the Racette Laboratory at Barrow Neurological Institute suggests that the use of pesticides and herbicides in agriculture may elevate the risk of Parkinson’s disease. According to research that will be showcased at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in April, exposure to these chemicals could make individuals 25% to 36% more susceptible to developing Parkinson’s. Read more: