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Most cases of Parkinson’s disease are considered idiopathic, i.e. they lack a clear cause. Yet researchers increasingly believe that one factor is environmental exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE).
It's a chemical compound used in industrial degreasing, dry-cleaning
TCE is a carcinogen linked to renal cell carcinoma, cancers of the cervix, liver, biliary passages, lymphatic system and male breast tissue, and fetal cardiac defects, among other effects.
Policy and effective government intervention are crucial when it comes to testing, monitoring and remediating TCE contaminated sites, and that it’s important to raise awareness of TCE’s role in surging rates of Parkinson’s.
Failure to address the issue will...
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