NEWS: DDT linked to Alzheimers

A new study shows a strong link between exposure to the pesticide DDT and Alzheimer’s dementia. Sophie Morlin-Yron reports

Exposure to the synthetic pesticide DDT – widely known to be harmful in the environment – may also increase the risk and severity of Alzheimer’s disease, a team of US scientists has found.

The new study published in JAMA Neurology showed patients with Alzheimer’s had four times the level of DDE, the chemical compound left when DDT breaks down, lingering in their body compared to healthy people.

Read the rest of this article, originally published in The Ecologist

 

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