22 November 2022
Laura Kors is a journalist for the Dutch radio station 'NPO Radio 1'. As a teenager, her summer job was peeling tulip bulbs. After a patient suffering from Parkinson's disease tells her that he probably got the disease from exposure to pesticides, questions arise. Is she also at risk? And what about her family and friends? In her podcast 'Krijg ik Parkinson?', translated: 'Will I get Parkinson's disease?', she searches for the risks of exposure to pesticides. What do we know about the link between pesticides and Parkinson's disease and why are these pesticides not completely banned?
The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...Read More