Trichloroethylene Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Trichloroethylene (TCE) has once again been linked to increased rates of Parkinson’s disease.  In this recent study from the Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale, California, Parkinson’s disease developed in individuals with occupational exposure to TCE at more than five times the rate seen in those without such exposure.

More Information: ToxFAQs for Trichloroethylene (TCE) from the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Source:  Goldman S, “Parkinson’s Disease Risk is Increased in Discordant Twins Exposed to Specific Solvents” AAN 2010.

Source: “AAN: Industrial Cleaner Again Tied to Parkinson Risk”,  MedPage Today, February 07, 2010

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