Navigation Links
Cleaning Agent Tied to Parkinson's in Study
Date:2/8/2010

Trichloroethylene was widely used industrial solvent

MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The industrial cleaner trichloroethylene (TCE) has been linked to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease, U.S. researchers say.

"TCE was once a popular industrial solvent used in dry cleaning and to clean grease off metal parts, but due to other health concerns the chemical is no longer widely used," study author Dr. Samuel Goldman, of the Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale, Calif., said in a news release from the American Academy of Neurology.

He and his colleagues analyzed the job histories of 99 pairs of male twins in which only one of the twins had Parkinson's disease. Twins exposed to TCE on the job were 5.5 times more likely to have Parkinson's than those who had no exposure to the chemical. TCE exposure occurred in jobs such as dry cleaners, electricians, machinists and mechanics.

"This is the first time a population-based study has confirmed case reports that exposure to TCE may increase a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease," Goldman said.

The study, released Feb. 7, will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in Toronto in April.

More information

We Move has more about Parkinson's disease.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Academy of Neurology, news release, Feb. 7, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Midbrook Lab Testing Provides Results for Cleaning Process Develop and Verification
2. Cleaning Up Indoor Air Quality: New Certification Standard for Cleaning Products Will Help Millions of People Make More Educated Choices
3. Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
4. Inventor of Green Catalysts Offers Solutions for Cleaning Toxins and Pollutants in the Environment
5. SDA Introduces Cleaning101 on Twitter
6. xpedx Shows U.S. Property Managers and Owners How to Achieve Building Health and Environmental Goals Without Increasing Total Cleaning Costs
7. NXGen Holdings, Inc. Enters the $17.5 Billion Household and Industrial Cleaning Products Industry through the Acquisition of Green Bridge Industries, Inc.
8. Activeion Cleaning Solutions, LLC Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices
9. Cleaning Concoctions Best Left to Experts
10. Tips to Avoid Spring Cleaning Mishaps
11. Environmental Cleaning Intervention Reduces Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in ICUs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: