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Only got completely banned worldwide 5 years ago.
My use of it in my work environment was controlled but the end of the day it's a carcinogenic solvent so that's just to me it should have been banned anyway.
I quite agree, Bettyblue, it’s decades that it’s been known to be carcinogenic.
Do you know if there’s any info on the time of development of PD after exposure? There’s probably a few if us wondering that.
No info on that mike just read article that said if exposed to solvent made us 6 times more likely to get pd.
Best wishes BB X
Thanks for that B.B., that’s got me wondering. Trouble is, wondering doesn’t cut any ice in legal terms. I’ll wait to see how you progress
Hi BB, is there possibly a list of solvents that could have a look at, because I think most of us have probably used them at some time in our working life, I used many solvents in the boot and shoe industry........I think we could open a can of worms here?
Blimey, Sheila the boot and shoe industry uses a whole cocktail of hazardous substances, many of which are toxic to the liver and carcinogenic, but doesn’t include trichloroethyline That certainly is a can of worms!
The most well known occupational disease in that industry is nasal cancer, but no recorded association with Parkinson’s. That doesn’t mean there isn’t one, it just means nobody has ever looked.
Hi Island Mike, thanks for that info, I only worked there for approximately eighteen months in between jobs and getting pregnant, but it is still enough time to be affected by some of the toxins!
I used to hate working there but knew I wouldn't be working there long term having just moved to the area after getting married. I had always worked in an office and there were no vacancies advertised and took this one out of desperation, believe you me it was a shock to the system.
Hi Sheila I would be inclined and interested to hear about any research you come up with. I would just Google Parkinson's exposure and the industry you worked in. Let me know how you get on.