Working with Pesticides Linked to Dementia

New research shows that long-term exposure to pesticides may increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Workers who are exposed to pesticides while working in vineyards were five times more likely to score poorly on a battery of neurological tests. The vineyard workers were also twice as likely to show a significant drop in a key test often used to diagnose dementia.

AFP reports:

“The findings ... add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that chronic use of pesticides in agriculture boosts the risk of neurological disorders.”

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