Podcast: Pesticides, Parkinson's and the Messy Influence of Genetics

By Cameron English and ChuckDinerstein — May 13, 2024
Tort lawyers regularly bring litigation against pesticide companies, alleging that their products cause devastating diseases. Of course, our genetic makeup profoundly influences our risk for certain medical conditions, including those allegedly caused by pesticide exposure. Yet this reality rarely gets the attention it deserves in court. Let's take a closer look at the science the lawyers would rather ignore.
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Join Cameron English and Dr. Chuck Dinerstein on Episode 73 of the Science Dispatch podcast as they explore the link between pesticides, Parkinson's and genetics:

Parkinson's disease, with its well-known symptoms of motor dysfunction and cognitive changes, may hold a deeper narrative. Recent research delves into the connection between Parkinson's and pesticide exposure, shedding light on how genetic predispositions of lysosomes may interact with environmental toxins to pave a path toward disease.

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