Trichloroethylene and Parkinsons disease.

Trichloroethylene and Parkinsons disease.

Trichloroethylene exposure
I have recently come across some information about using this solvent called trichloroethylene recent research has suggested that exposure can make us 6 times more likely of developing Parkinson's disease. At the moment I am looking into a law suite against my former employers if anyone else has worked with this solvent generally used as a degreaser please can you let me know.
Many thanks bb xx

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Betty, this is Dave responding. I worked for North American Rockwell from 1963 until 1968 on the Apollo space program. That solvent was used exclusively to clean parts for the Apollo program. I guess my past is catching up to me. Thank you for all the things you are doing to help fight PD. God bless you.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Hi that is the name of it. I used it as a degreaser to break down wax deposits.
At work it was referred to as trike.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I was in engineering and dealt with Trychlor quite a bit. We used it to clean machine parts and also Manufactured parts. My hands were in this stuff quite often. It dried your hands out and also made your fingers tingle. The flash point for trychlor was very low. Meaning yoou had to be very careful about open flames.

posted about 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Actually, mine is a question about Betty's question. Surely the product that you used wasn't referred to as trichlorathenyl or whatever that long word is. That most likely is an ingredient. What was the exact name of the product that you used? Ex. Dawn, Colgate, green, 409, etc. thanks!!

posted about 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Hi @ SherriHorrigan, It's my understanding that Levodopa travels from your small intestine, into your blood system, and then to your brain. The problem that I have, and many others, is that chronic constipation is another symptom that can show up many years before motor symptom diagnosis. And, if you're all backed up the Levodopa can properly disolve in your small intestine and does not get to your brain. Horrible symptom to begin with! Also, as I understand it, we have likely lost 60 - 80% of our dopamine producing cells prior to motor symptom diagnosis. This link is helpful:

http://www.parkinson.org/understanding-parkinso...

As far as the original question goes, I've never heard of it, but best of luck @A MyParkinsonsTeam Member . I think pestisides is what gave me the PD. I've had helicopters flying at tree top level over my house for 40 years spraying for mosquitos. I'll never know for sure though.

posted about 2 years ago
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