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Can I get parkinsonism from heavy metal toxic?

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Dr. Jerome Lisk
Neurology
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In brief: Heavy Metals and PD

Several Heavy metals have been implicated as possible contributors to PD.
Those include aluminum, iron, lead and Mainly manganese. Because of the known neurotoxicity of manganese, many people have expressed concern about the potential health risks of the manganese-based gasoline additive MMT. Being a Welder or farmer increases your risk of developing PD.

In brief: Heavy Metals and PD

Several Heavy metals have been implicated as possible contributors to PD.
Those include aluminum, iron, lead and Mainly manganese. Because of the known neurotoxicity of manganese, many people have expressed concern about the potential health risks of the manganese-based gasoline additive MMT. Being a Welder or farmer increases your risk of developing PD.
Dr. Jerome Lisk
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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine
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In brief: Maybe

A recent study covered nearly 30 million medicare beneficiaries, and ultimately concluded that urban parkinson’s disease incidence was greater “in counties with higher reported industrial releases with copper or manganese.
” there are differences in the signs and symptoms associated with typical parkinson's disease and heavy metal toxicity. Get tested if you are concerned.

In brief: Maybe

A recent study covered nearly 30 million medicare beneficiaries, and ultimately concluded that urban parkinson’s disease incidence was greater “in counties with higher reported industrial releases with copper or manganese.
” there are differences in the signs and symptoms associated with typical parkinson's disease and heavy metal toxicity. Get tested if you are concerned.
Dr. John Weeks
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