Exposure to a group of common pesticides, called dithiocarbamates, has long been associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, although the mechanism by which the compounds exert their toxicity on the brain has not been completely understood. A new UCLA study sheds light on the toxicity of the compounds while also suggesting a strategy that may help protect against the disease. Leer Más
A small town surrounded by farms has become the first in France to ban the use of pesticides within 50 metres of homes as fears grow that they may be to blame for a rise in cancers and other illnesses.
The ban was introduced in Saint-Jean, near the southern city of Toulouse, after a long campaign by a doctor and deputy mayor, Gérard Bapt. Leer Más
Fungicides caused mouse cells to show changes similar to those seen in autism and Alzheimer’s, although a definite link to the disorders has not been proven Leer Más
La exposición de una sola persona a los pesticidas puede afectar no sólo a la víctima sino también tres o más generaciones de sus descendientes, de acuerdo con un estudio realizado por investigadores de la Universidad Estatal de Washington y publicado en la revista PLOS ONE . Leer Más