From April 2000 to April 2011 many people living with MND in Australia completed quite a lengthy questionnaire for Professor Roger Pamphlett, Stacey Motor Neuron Disease Laboratory, the University of Sydney, about, amongst other things, occupations they had held during their lifetime. The results of this study were published on 11 November 2013 and truck driving in males was the only occupation to retain a statistically significant increased risk of sporadic MND. However, many people are exposed to environmental toxicants such as diesel exhaust, yet few get sporadic MND, so simple exposure alone is unlikely to lead to the disease. The full text of the paper is available free online Different Occupations Associated with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Is Diesel Exhaust the Link?

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