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Researchers ID more Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's, Gene That Increases Risk

Pesticides can increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease. Now, UCLA researchers have found that the strength of that risk depends on an individual's genetic makeup, which, in the most pesticide-exposed populations, could increase a person's chance of developing the debilitating disease two- to six-fold. Studies have shown that certain pesticides can increase people's risk of developing Parkinson's disease.