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My first summer of climbing and hiking reinforced my feeling that I had arrived in some kind of Paradise. Often I would sit on top of some peak in the North Cascades gazing in awe across its vast wild sweep of mountain-tops in every direction, and think to myself, “hey, I could climb one of these every week-end of my life and never know them all…oh what joy!”
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Parkinson's Disease and Pollution

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Nobody can say for certain why Parkinson's Disease developed in the 22,500 Oregonians currently living with the disease. But we do know that the chronic, progressive neurological disease takes an enormous toll on our state's economy and well-being.

Nobody can say for certain why Parkinson's Disease developed in the 22,500 Oregonians currently living with the disease. But we do know that the chronic, progressive neurological disease takes an enormous toll on our state's economy and well-being. 

 

We have a responsibility to explore, understand and address preventable risks--including environmental pollutants--in order to improve Oregon health well into the future. Below, we present the latest science and research on environmental contributors to Parkinson's Disease.
 
Learn: Find more information on how to reduce hazardous chemicals in your home here.
 
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This infographic is based on the most recent scholarly studies and has been peer reviewed by science and health advisory board members of the Children's Environmental Health Network. Dig deeper into these sources.
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