Background: People with Parkinson’s disease (PD), their families, scientists, health care providers, and the general public are increasingly interested in identifying environmental contributors to PD risk.
Methods: In June 2007, a multidisciplinary group of experts gathered in Sunnyvale, California, USA, to assess what is known about the contribution of environmental factors to PD. Continue reading here
Key words: cholesterol, coffee, dairy products, diet, dopamine, fatty acids, metals, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Parkinson’s disease, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, smoking, statins, urate.
Background: Few studies have examined the association between home use of solvents and paint and the risk of childhood leukemia.
Objectives: In this case–control study, we examined whether the use of paint and petroleum solvents at home before birth and in early childhood influenced the risk of leukaemia in children. Continue reading here
Key words: case–control study, children, leukemia, paint, petroleum
Written on 6 February 2009.