The team believes that a Parkinson's pandemic could result from demographics and by-products of industrialization, which are key factors in the spread of disorders.
According to a study published in the Parkinson's Journal, between 1990 and 2015, the number of people with Parkinson's disease doubled to over 6 million. This figure is expected to double by more than 12 million by 2040, mainly driven by aging.
Other factors considered include increased longevity and an increase in industrialization, which could increase to over 17 million, as life expectancy has risen over the last two decades in six years and the trend is that more and more people will be over 65 years of age.
Other aspects that affect contact with pesticides, solvents and heavy metals, and good nutrition can also be a risk.
Responsible researchers E. Ray Dorseya, Todd Shererb, Michael S. Okunc and Bastiaan R. Bloemd said that in order to limit this worrying future, it is important that we do more efforts at the public level.
"Neurological disorders are now the main source of disability in the world; those who have faster growth are also neurological. Industrialization creates a Parkinson's pandemic that will require intensified action to stop it, as well as targeted planning (problem)."