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2011-04-08 09:37:44

Workers exposed to welding fumes may be at increased risk of damage to the same brain area harmed by Parkinson's disease, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.Fumes produced by welding contain manganese, an element that scientists have linked to neurological problems including Parkinson's disease-like symptoms."In the United States alone, there are more than 1 million workers who perform welding as a part of their jobs," says Brad...


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