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Pesticides do not cause Parkinson's

Your article on the Aberdeen University Study into Parkinson's may have caused readers undue concern about exposure to pesticides.

The findings of the study, which are not new, do not prove that pesticides cause Parkinson's disease. Rather, the study has produced data, which the authors accept is only suggestive, that show an increase in the number of people with Parkinson's disease who, when asked in a questionnaire, said they had also used pesticides during their life.

From Dr Anne Buckenham, director of policy, Crop Protection Association

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