Association of Environmental Toxins With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

22 Aug 2016Feng-Chiao Su, PhD; Stephen A. Goutman, MD; Sergey Chernyak, PhD

In this study, persistent environmental pollutants measured in blood were significantly associated with ALS and may represent modifiable ALS disease risk factors.

Case-control study
4 effects
284 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Pesticides Exposure Contaminant risk & protective factor
Pesticides Ex...
Contaminant

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Nervous outcome

Strong Increase

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Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB)  Contaminant risk & protective factor
Polychlorinat...
Contaminant

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Nervous outcome

Strong Increase

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Bisphenol A (BPA) Contaminant risk & protective factor
Bisphenol A (...
Contaminant

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Nervous outcome

Strong Increase

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Bisphenol A (BPA) Contaminant risk & protective factor
Bisphenol A (...
Contaminant

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Nervous outcome

Strong Increase

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