Pollution Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study published in the online journal Environmental Research indicates that there is a strong connection between the presence of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.  Scientists from the University of Granada measured the amounts of DDE (a metabolite of the pesticide DDT) in subjects and found that those with high amounts were four times as likely to develop type 2 diabetes.  They also found a link between type 2 diabetes and the chemical compound beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane, which is found in the insecticide lindane. Lindane is no longer used in the United States.

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