UCLA researchers uncover how pesticides increase risk for Parkinson’s disease

This article presents a very interesting finding, supported by multiple lines of evidence, helps tie in pesticides with the cellular biology of PD.




– “We were very surprised that so many pesticides inhibited ALDH and at quite low concentrations, concentrations that were way below what was needed for the pesticides to do their job,”

– When ALDH does not detoxify DOPAL sufficiently, it accumulates, damages neurons and increases an individual’s risk of developing Parkinson’s.

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