Work Exposure to Paraquat Doesn’t Raise Risk of Dying of Parkinson’s, Study Finds

Work Exposure to Paraquat Doesn’t Raise Risk of Dying of Parkinson’s, Study Finds

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Work Exposure to Paraquat Doesn’t Raise Risk of Dying of Parkinson’s, Study Finds

Workplace exposure to the herbicide paraquat during its manufacture does not lead to a greater risk of dying of Parkinson’s disease or of developing the disorder, an analysis of death certificates in the U.K. found.  Certificates, examined through December 2017, covered more than 950 people who had worked at four sites where paraquat was manufactured between 1961 and 1995, and were exposed to the herbicide. The study, “Mortality from Parkinson’s disease and other causes among a workforce manufacturing…

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