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Friday, November 12, 2010
New Study Links Urban Pollutants to Parkinson’s Disease
A new study out of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is linking exposure to urban pollutants with higher risk for Parkinson's disease. Specifically the study looked at urban areas with high levels of copper and manganese and found people living in these areas are at higher risk (in some cases a much higher risk!) for developing PD.