DDT exposure may be linked to Alzheimer's
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January 29, 2014
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DDT exposure may be linked to Alzheimer's
A new study suggests that the insecticide DDT may be linked with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found evidence of DDT exposure in 80 percent of study participants with Alzheimer's, as well as 70 percent of those without it. It's important to note that these results do not indicate that exposure to DDT, which was banned in the United States in 1972 but it still used in other countries, causes Alzheimer's. The findings are considered preliminary until there is independent confirmation in larger and more diverse populations.

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