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Pesticide Banned In The USA Linked To Alzheimer's Disease
2014-01-29 07:46:56

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For over 40 years scientists have recognized that DDT, a synthetic pesticide, harms bird habitats and is a threat to the environment. Although DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, other countries continue to use it as a pesticide. According to a new study from Rutgers University, exposure to DDT may cause increased risk and severity of Alzheimer’s disease. This is particularly true for people over 60 years of age. As...

2013-01-10 08:25:01

DANVILLE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While the Danville d'Elegance (DDE) Foundation takes great pride in its small town values, the organization is definitely going BIG in its efforts to support Parkinson's research and patient care - in fact, after only eight short years in existence, DDE has earned national recognition as the "Number One" fundraiser for Team Fox, the globally renowned grassroots community fundraising arm for The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), benefitting...

2012-08-07 06:20:20

DANVILLE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Currently ranked as the third largest national supporter of the Michael J. Fox Foundation "TEAM FOX" efforts, the Danville d'Elegance Foundation (DDE) and its quest to support Parkinson's Research & Patient Care is on a roll. Since 2004, DDE and its staff of more than 200 volunteers, has raised more than $1.3 million to benefit the debilitating disease, while growing its annual weekend of events to include three separate car-related charity...

2012-08-01 06:20:24

DANVILLE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual Danville "Tour d'Elegance," returns for its 2nd year on Saturday, September 15, 2012, providing a day of driving, dining and most of all, car gazing, in support of Parkinson's research and patient care through the Danville d'Elegance (DDE) Foundation. This year's theme, "Legends of Racing, Heroes of Parkinson's," honors race car drivers David Love, Sam Posey and Phil Hill - all globally renowned, yet each one challenged with the...

2011-07-07 19:10:52

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are identifying factors that influence pesticide levels in the Chesapeake Bay airshed, including traces of "legacy" pesticides that still linger even though they are no longer being used. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemists Laura McConnell and Cathleen Hapeman obtained weekly air samples and rain samples for precipitation events from 2000 to 2003 at three sites in Maryland and Delaware. Both scientists work at the ARS...

2011-04-28 15:11:46

An individual's personality can have a big effect on their life. Some people are outgoing and gregarious while others find novel situations stressful which can be detrimental to their health and wellbeing. Increasingly, scientists are discovering that animals are no different. A new study led by Dr Kathryn Arnold, of the Environment Department at the University of York has added important experimental evidence showing that animal personalities are reflected in their oxidative stress profiles....

2011-03-22 16:05:48

Two in 10 young people in South East Spain have poor sperm density, which involves requiring more time to accomplish fertilization. The most common means of exposure to pesticides is food and other household products According to a study conducted at the University of Granada, combined exposure to organochlorides significantly alters semen quality in young people from South East Spain. Having a low number of spermatozoa taking the levels established by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a...

2009-09-25 05:59:52

High levels of persistent environmental chemicals found in breast milk in a population with many male reproductive problems A comparison of breast milk samples from Denmark and Finland revealed a significant difference in environmental chemicals which have previously been implicated in testicular cancer or in adversely affecting development of the fetal testis in humans and animals. This finding is published Thursday (Sept. 24) in the International Journal of Andrology. In recent years a...

2009-03-20 00:52:52

Prenatal exposure to the insecticide DDT may play a role in the increased obesity of women, Michigan State University researchers said. More than 250 mothers who live alone and eat fish from Lake Michigan were studied for their exposure to DDE -- a breakdown of DDT. The study, published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, analyzed DDE levels of the women's offspring. The mothers are part of a larger cohort of Michigan fish eaters along Lake Michigan who were recruited in...

2008-08-18 21:00:24

By ERIK ROBINSON USGS scientist Jim Kaiser holds a juvenile osprey on the Willamette River on July 16. Ospreys are tested to determine the health of a river because they eat the fish, and pollutants will accumulate in the birds. USGS scientist Jim Kaiser runs tests on a juvenile osprey in July. The raptors are tolerant of short-term disturbances by scientists. People strolling along Vancouver's Waterfront Trail may have noticed a curious sight earlier this summer. Three people in a...