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Is there a connection between Alzheimer’s disease and pesticide exposure?

A recent study showed a link between exposure to DDT (a pesticide) and increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. In this video, brain health expert Cynthia Green, PhD, discusses this connection, and what you can do at home to limit exposure to DDT.

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