Chemicals in stain removers, paint removers linked to Parkinson’s disease in new study – CTV

May 23, 2023

Being exposed to a chemical found in both industrial and consumer products may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, a new study shows.

U.S. researchers have linked a likelihood of developing Parkinson’s to trichloroethylene (TCE), a chemical used to degrease metal that is found in wood finishes, adhesives, paint removers and stain removers.

The study published May 15 in the medical journal JAMA Neurology shows those exposed to TCE through water had a 70 per cent higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

The neurological condition is characterized as a movement disorder, which can be seen in the slowness of walking, talking, rigidity and postural instability. There is no cure for Parkinson’s but treatment and therapies can relieve some symptoms.

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