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What toxins have been linked to secondary parkinsonism?

January 1, 2016 | Tags: > Categories for this post are: Parkinson’s Disease,Theories

Exposure to a number of toxins has been associated with parkinsonism, including:

• Mercury- this includes usage in dental amalgams (in the past), in dental fluorescent lamps, preservative thimerosol in vaccines and thermometers.

• MPTP – a compound found in animal models of Parkinson’s disease.

• Rotenone – a pesticide used in making animal models of Parkinson’s disease.

• Heroin.

• Carbon Monoxide – emitted in natural gas leaks and combustion engine.

• Cyanide – majority of cases of cyanide poisoning is mismanagement of the medication sodium nitroprusside.

• Chlorine – from common swimming pools, bleaches and also detergents; methylene chloride used in pharmaceuticals, aerosols and chemical processing; perchloroethylene and trichloroethylene are compounds used in cleaning and also adhesives; and polyvinyl chloride used in plastics.

• Manganese – this includes exposure from mining, welding and methcathinone.