SEHN

Visionary Science, Ethics, Law and Action in the Public Interest

Disease in a Modern World

Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging
This report primarily examines the lifetime influences of environmental factors on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and their underlying pathologic mechanisms. Our close look at the science of these diseases shows they are related to a number of features of modern society and that Alzheimer’s disease especially is linked to other serious health problems of modern times, which we call the “western disease cluster.”