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Exposure to pesticides may increase Parkinson`s risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 13:52

A new study has found a specific gene that may explain why some people are particularly susceptible to developing Parkinson`s after exposure to certain pesticides.

Pesticides exposure linked to Alzheimer`s disease

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 13:19

A new study has revealed that patients with Alzheimer`s disease have significantly higher levels of DDE, the long-lasting metabolite of the pesticide DDT, in their blood than healthy people.

Pesticides can affect brain development of unborn babies

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 19:42

Researchers have warned that two neonicotinoid pesticides can affect human health and harm the brain development of unborn babies.

How exposure to pesticides increases Parkinson`s disease risk

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 12:45

Researchers have found that genetic mutation combined with exposure to pesticides increases risk of Parkinson`s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, by killing dopamine-containing neurons.

How vegetables on your plate can put you at risk

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 14:48

A study has linked two pesticides with an increased risk of endometriosis, a condition affecting up to 10 percent of reproductive-age women.

CSE calls for testing of processed food for pesticides

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 22:13

The Centre for Science and Environment Thursday demanded periodical testing of packaged and processed food, including soft drinks, for pesticides.

Pesticides, solvents may up Parkinson`s risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 11:40

Exposure to pesticides, or bug and weed killers, and solvents is likely associated with a higher risk of developing Parkinson`s disease.

Exposure to pesticides in food, air and water ups diabetes risk

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 11:23

Scientists have found that there is a direct relationship between exposure to pesticides (Persistent Organic Pollutants, CPOs) in food, air and water and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in adults, regardless of age, gender and body mass index.

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