Head Trauma, Lead Exposure Tied to Parkinson’s in Regional Study – Parkinson’s News Today

Read article - In a rural New England case study, researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine found that head trauma causing a person to black out, and lead exposure — even through hobbies — may more than double a person’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. According to the article, the researchers said that “From a public health perspective, our findings and the literature encourage the use of lead substitutes and helmets [with activities], which are general health recommendations that may also reduce the risk of [Parkinson’s].”