Spatial test for agricultural pesticide "blow-in" effect on prevalence of Parkinson's disease

J. A. Yesavage, Javaid Sheikh, A. Noda, G. Murphy, R. O'Hara, R. Hierholzer, M. Battista, J. W. Ashford, B. Schneider, J. Hoblyn, H. C. Kraemer, J. Tinklenberg

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Abstract

The current study used Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) clinical records, State of California pesticide application records, spatial maps of distribution of Parkinson's disease patients, and pesticide applications to determine if there was evidence for "blow-in" of pesticides as a factor in explaining the prevalence of Central Valley Parkinson's disease. The results did not support the hypothesis of increasing prevalence of Parkinsonism attributable to wind drift.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Amphibians
  • Database
  • Parkinson's disease (Parkinsonism)
  • Pesticides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Yesavage, J. A., Sheikh, J., Noda, A., Murphy, G., O'Hara, R., Hierholzer, R., Battista, M., Ashford, J. W., Schneider, B., Hoblyn, J., Kraemer, H. C., & Tinklenberg, J. (2006). Spatial test for agricultural pesticide "blow-in" effect on prevalence of Parkinson's disease. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 19(1), 32-35. https://doi.org/10.1177/0891988705284707