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J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2006 Mar;19(1):32-5.

Spatial test for agricultural pesticide "blow-in" effect on prevalence of Parkinson's disease.

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Sierra-Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. yesavage@stanford.edu

Abstract

The current study used Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) clinical records, State of California pesticide application records, spatial maps of distribution of Parkinson's disease patients, and pesticide applications to determine if there was evidence for "blow-in" of pesticides as a factor in explaining the prevalence of Central Valley Parkinson's disease. The results did not support the hypothesis of increasing prevalence of Parkinsonism attributable to wind drift.

PMID:
16449758
DOI:
10.1177/0891988705284707
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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