Link between organochlorine pesticide metabolites and Lewy pathology

Takeaway

  • Heptachlor epoxide in the brain, a metabolite of organochlorine pesticide, is associated with increased incidence of Lewy pathology.

Why this matters

    The strong association of organochlorine metabolites and Lewy pathology, a hallmark of presymptomatic Parkinson’s Disease (PD), highlights the need to limit exposure to these neurotoxic pesticides.