TCE & Parkinson's: Unveiling the Hidden Risks

TCE & Parkinson's: Unveiling the Hidden Risks

Parkinson's disease, a debilitating neurological disorder, has been increasingly linked to environmental factors, including exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE), a common chemical found in various household products.

      A recent study highlighted a staggering 70% higher risk of Parkinson's among individuals exposed to TCE-contaminated water, underscoring the urgency of understanding and mitigating this hidden danger.

     TCE is a colorless liquid used extensively in industrial and household applications. Despite its widespread use, TCE is a potent neurotoxin and has been associated with several adverse health effects. Common household products that may contain TCE include:

1. Degreasers: Used in automotive and metal cleaning.

2. Adhesives: Found in certain glues and bonding agents.

3. Cleaning Fluids: Used for carpets and rugs.

4. Paint Removers:Employed in stripping paint from surfaces.

5. Spot Removers: Used for removing stains from fabrics.

6. Typewriter Correction Fluids: Utilized for correcting typewritten documents.

The presence of TCE in everyday products poses a significant health risk, particularly for those with prolonged exposure. It is crucial to be aware of the potential sources of TCE in your environment and take steps to reduce exposure, such as using alternative products and ensuring proper ventilation when using products that may contain TCE.

Jennifer Perez, ParkinsonWise CPT , Founder of The Perez Method for Parkinson's Fitness



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