Pesticides are associated with neurodegenerative disease like Parkinson’s.
Chemicals contain toxins that can increase the risk of Parkinson with a whopping six times.
The seven pesticides tested include: one organochlorine (dieldrin), two dicarboxymides ( folpet, captan), two imidazoles (benomyl, triflumizole), and dithiocarbamates (e.g. ziram, maneb)
This study was carried at Los Angeles, University of California. (UCLA)
The study concluded that seven toxic pesticides inhibit the ALDH- aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme, which effect dopamine cells associated with Parkinson’s development.
According to the medical research decrease in dopamine causes abnormal brain’s activity that leads to Parkinson’s disease.
The results also showed that the pesticides cause inhibition of the ALDH enzymes at very lower levels than accepted by the safety standards.
Good news is benomyl, one pesticide has been banned but many others are still under use. Inform of foods we eat, sprayed upon toxic chemicals, and also at golf courses, and parks. Pesticides are also found in pesticides control agents used in homes and offices.
As a functional medicine expert, I recommend all the Parkinson’s patients to ask their physician to check their Toxic Effect Core test.