Pesticides found in up to HALF of childrens’ apple juice bottles could lead to PARKINSONS, new study suggests

Exposure to a trio of pesticides found in up to half of all bottles of childrens’ apple juice could increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease in those with a genetic vulnerability, a new study suggests.

Experts from UCLA found that Americans who carry 26 genetic mutations could be especially vulnerable to brain damage related to certain chemicals in produce.

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that affects areas of the brain that govern movement, speech, and memory. It affects nearly one million Americans.

All are used to kill bugs on fresh fruit and vegetables, with some studies suggesting traces are present in up to 50 percent of fruit juices on grogery store shelves.

Organophosphate pesticides are among the most widely used insecticides in agriculture, used to repel insects on a variety of crops including fruits and vegetables that turn into juices on grocery store shelves.

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[What about the UK and Spain? How much is imported from California?]

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