Muskego Chiropractor weekly health alert:
Researchers have recently found that people who used two specific varieties of pesticide were 2.5 times as likely to develop Parkinsons’ disease.
The two pesticides, paraquat and rotenone, have not approved for house and garden use.
“Rotenone directly inhibits the function of the mitochondria, the structure responsible for making energy in the cell,” said study co-author Freya Kamel, a researcher at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
“Paraquat increases production of certain oxygen derivatives that may harm cellular structures. People who used these pesticides or others with a similar mechanism of action were more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.”