http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Exposure to welding fumes may lead to impaired brain function http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/exposure-welding-fumes-may-lead-impaired-brain-function <p>Workers exposed to the metal manganese in welding fumes may be at increased risk of developing Parkinson&rsquo;s-like symptoms, including loss of motor control and tremors.</p><p>That&rsquo;s the finding of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, who compared brain scans of apparently healthy welders to those of Parkinson&rsquo;s patients.</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 20:00:00 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 887 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Exposure to welding fumes may lead to impaired brain function