Potential environmental factors in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Affiliates Bjorn Oskarsson [1], D. Kevin Horton [2], Hiroshi Mitsumoto [3]


[1] UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic, An ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence, University of California Davis Medical Center
[2] Division of Toxicology and Human Health Services, ATSDR/CDC
[3] The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Research Center, The Neurological Institute, Columbia University Medical Center

Journal Neurologic Clinics
Summary This review covers the potential environmental factors in ALS including: gender, geographic region, clusters, BMAA, smoking, occupational risks, lead, physical exercise, trauma, and agricultural chemicals. Moreover, this paper discusses the relationship between gene and environment.
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