Posts Tagged "autoimmune disease"

Household Insecticides May Be Linked to Autoimmune Diseases

Posted on Dec 14, 2009 in Uncategorized

By Randy Dotinga, HealthDay Reporter – Mon Oct 19, 8:49 PM PDT – MONDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests a link between women’s exposure to household insecticides — including roach and mosquito killers — and the autoimmune disorders rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The scientist did not find a direct cause-and-effect relationship between insecticide exposure and the illnesses, and it’s possible that the women have something else in common that accounts for their higher risk. But epidemiologist Christine Parks, lead investigator of the...

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