Specific Pesticide Directly Linked to Parkinson's Disease
Friday, August 14, 2009 by: S. L. Baker, features writer
Key concepts: Disease, Parkinson's and Pesticides
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(NaturalNews) According to the National Parkinson Foundation, about 1.5. Americans currently have Parkinson's Disease (PD) -- the motor system disorder which afflicts actor Michael J. Fox. Another 60,000 or so people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with PD in 2009. The four main symptoms of this often devastating disease are trembling in the hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face; rigidity, or stiffness of the limbs and trunk; bradykinesia (slowness of movement) and impaired balance and coordination. As the disease progresses, people with PD may have difficulty walking, talking, and swallowing.
NaturalNews has previously reported (http://www.naturalnews.com/026177_d...) how research is pointing more and more to a "smoking gun" behind Parkinson's. It appears PD doesn't just strike at random. Instead, it is most likely triggered by chemicals in the environment that are literally toxic to the human brain. Now a new study has zeroed in on one specific suspect -- a pesticide called B-hexachlorocyclohexane (B-HCH).