Parkinsons and diesel fuel

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   Posted 1/10/2018 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have any proof of a link between diesel fuel and parkinsons. I'm 59 now but was diagnosed over 22 years ago ,having served as a second class Engineman for 4 years then in civilian with NJ TRANSIT for 26 years , 13 years as a mechanic the last 13 in supervision

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   Posted 1/12/2018 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Droptine185, Welcome to HealingWell.

I don't know the answer to your question. Hopefully someone else will reply. However, I believe it's been proven that the incidence of Parkinson's in people exposed to jet fuel on aircraft carriers is higher. (I realize those are not exactly the same - diesel and jet fuel.) I just 'googled' "diesel fuel and Parkinson's" and found some interesting comments. Also interesting comments re: jet fuel if you 'google' "jet fuel and Parkinson's".

Hope this helps ... and best of luck.

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