Parkinson’s disease Risk Aggravated Due To TCE

Parkinson’s disease Risk Aggravated Due To TCEIt has been revealed in a recent report that the exposure to industrial solvents might up the risk of Parkinson's disease by as much as six times. It has been revealed according to a research conducted by a group of scientists.

The team included scientists from Canada, Germany, U. S. and Argentina. They were of the view that the exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) in industries might be able to cause Parkinson's disease. It was since the year 1970 that the use of this substance has been banned across many industries in the world, because of it being so toxic. The pharmaceutical and food industry doesn't use TCE. It is basically a degreasing agent. It was revealed by Dr. Samuel Goldman from the Parkinson's Institute from Sunnyvale that their study has been able to reveal the devastating effects of this agent.

"Our findings, as well as prior case reports, suggest a lag time of up to 40 years between TCE exposure and onset of Parkinson's, providing a critical window of opportunity to potentially slow the disease before clinical symptoms appear", he added further.

Parkinson's is a disease that is caused due to the loss of nerve cells in the brain of a person. It is a deteriorating disease and can result in loss of movement in limbs as well as speech impairment.

People working in the industries where this solvent is still used, need to be careful about the risks involved in the same. They need to be aware and protected, so that they don't fall prey to the disease, which is degenerative and tends to cling on to a person for life.

There need to be effective steps taken by the authorities to finds a suitable substitute for the solvent, so that people don't risk their lives.