Environmental exposures in elderly Canadians with Parkinson's disease

Seemant Chaturvedi, T. Ostbye, A. J. Stoessl, H. Merskey, V. Hachinski

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Background: Etiologic hypotheses for Parkinson's disease have implicated environmental factors, genetic factors, or a combination of the two. Methods: Data from a survey of elderly Canadians (n = 10,263) with regard to their history of Parkinson's disease and previous environmental exposures were analyzed. Exposure to various environmental factors was compared between 87 patients with Parkinson's disease and 2070 elderly controls without Parkinson's disease. Results: Exposure to plastic resins (OR (odd ratio) = 8.79), epoxy resins (OR = 6.94), glues (OR = 4.26), paints (OR = 3.84), and petroleum (OR = 2.30) products was significantly (p = 0.05) associated,with Parkinson's disease. Conclusion: These substances deserve further exploration with respect to the possible development of parkinsonism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-234
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume22
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Environmental Exposure
Parkinson Disease
Epoxy Resins
Paint
Petroleum
Parkinsonian Disorders
Adhesives
Plastics
Odds Ratio

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Chaturvedi, S., Ostbye, T., Stoessl, A. J., Merskey, H., & Hachinski, V. (1995). Environmental exposures in elderly Canadians with Parkinson's disease. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 22(3), 232-234.

Environmental exposures in elderly Canadians with Parkinson's disease. / Chaturvedi, Seemant; Ostbye, T.; Stoessl, A. J.; Merskey, H.; Hachinski, V.

In: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 3, 1995, p. 232-234.

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Chaturvedi, S, Ostbye, T, Stoessl, AJ, Merskey, H & Hachinski, V 1995, 'Environmental exposures in elderly Canadians with Parkinson's disease', Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 232-234.
Chaturvedi, Seemant ; Ostbye, T. ; Stoessl, A. J. ; Merskey, H. ; Hachinski, V. / Environmental exposures in elderly Canadians with Parkinson's disease. In: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 1995 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 232-234.
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