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Elevated blood lead concentrations in essential tremor : a case-control study in Mersin, Turkey

Okan Dogu; Elan D. Louis; Lulufer Tamer; Ozgur Unal; Arda Yilmaz; Hakan Kaleagasi

Title:
Elevated blood lead concentrations in essential tremor : a case-control study in Mersin, Turkey
Author(s):
Dogu, Okan
Louis, Elan D.
Tamer, Lulufer
Unal, Ozgur
Yilmaz, Arda
Kaleagasi, Hakan
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Volume:
115
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Book/Journal Title:
Environmental health perspectives
Abstract:
Essential tremor (ET) is one of the most common neurologic disorders. Aside from underlying susceptibility genes, recent studies have also begun to focus on environmental toxic factors. Yet there remains a paucity of information on such factors, making studies of environmental factors important. A recent study in New York City found blood lead concentrations to be elevated in ET cases compared with matched controls. Chronic exposure to lead produces cerebellar damage, and this could predispose individuals to develop ET.
Subject(s):
Neurosciences
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.10352
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