Researchers believe that a common chemical used in dry cleaning and household products such as shoe polish and carpet cleaning are causing the number of diagnoses of Parkinson’s disease to soar dramatically.  The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, estimates that about 250 million pounds of the chemical Trichloroethylene, or TCE, are used every year in the U.S.  Dr. Ray Dorsey, a neurologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center and the author of “Ending Parkinson’s Disease” says, “We’re on the tip of a very, very large iceberg.”  He predicts an epidemic of Parkinson’s disease is on the horizon.  The number of cases has risen by 35% over the last ten years.  TCE has been banned in the EU and other places and hopefully they will do the same thing in the U.S.


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