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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Parkinson's Disease and Exposure to Chlorinated Solvents at Marine Base Camp Lejeune
Principal Investigator:

Samuel M Goldman

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $180,337
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The goal of this project is to characterize the risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD) conferred by exposure to the solvents trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PERC) in drinking water at Marine Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Occupational exposure to the common industrial solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) was implicated in a cluster of PD in a small manufacturing plant in 2008. We replicated this observation in a study of discordant twins, in which we found a 6-fold risk associated with...

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