Produce and Pesticides: What You Should Know

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Possible Link to Parkinson's Disease

Researchers in a study published in the May 28 issue of the journal Neurology found that prolonged exposure to pesticides, bug and weed killers, and solvents increased the risk for developing Parkinson's disease by anywhere from 33 to 80 percent. However, researchers did not study whether the type of exposure — whether inhaled or absorbed through the skin — and application method affected risk. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)