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DDT pesticide exposure linked to Alzheimer's disease, study shows

Scientists have known for more than 40 years that the synthetic pesticide DDT is harmful to bird habitats and a threat to the environment. Now researchers say exposure to DDT ? banned in the United States since 1972 but still used as a pesticide in other countries ? may also increase the risk and severity of Alzheimer?s disease in some people, particularly those over the age of 60.
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