Pesticide DDT Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

LiveScience: Exposure to the pesticide DDT, which was banned in the United States in the 1970s but is still found in the environment, may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. People with Alzheimer's disease in the study had levels of a DDT byproduct, called DDE, in their blood that were nearly four times higher on average than the levels seen in people without Alzheimer's. Among the people with the highest levels of DDE, those who carried a gene known to increase the risk for Alzheimer's......

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