Environmental risk factors and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): a case-control study of ALS in Michigan

Affiliates Yu Yu [1], Feng-Chiao Su [1], Brian C. Callaghan [2], Stephen A. Goutman [2], Stuart A. Batterman [1], Eva L. Feldman [2]


[1] Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan
[2] Department of Neurology, University of Michigan

Journal PLoS One
Summary This study explores the role of certain factors (education, smoking, physical activity, and occupational exposure to harsh chemicals or radiation) in the development of ALS. Pesticide and fertilizer exposure was significantly associated with ALS. These finding support the need to continue investigating environmental exposures and their relationship to ALS.
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