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Copper Leads to Protein Aggregation in Parkinson’s Disease

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laglag found this! Copper Leads to Protein Aggregation in Parkinson’s Disease July 7 2022 neurosciencenews.com/copper...

"Summary: Alpha-synuclein proteins form into unusual shapes when exposed to large quantities of copper ions. Researchers say the effect of environmental copper exposure on alpha-synuclein could play a role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease.

Copper exposure in the environment and the protein alpha-synuclein in the human brain could play an important role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease. "

I am one of those people that was always proud that I put all copper feed pipes in my house. None of that PVC for me!

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laglag

Thanks Bolt! 🥊

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Smokeypurple

Interesting - when I was diagnosed the 2 things they did to be as sure as they could be it was PD were a DAT scan and a copper test.

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Gymsack

PVC ? really? I dont think so

probably clear Tygon tubing , no one uses PVC for drinking water do they ?

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Bolt_Upright in reply to Gymsack

I don't really know what other people use. I used copper.

Plastic Pipe 101: CPVC vs. PVC vs. PEX

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Apr 19, 2020 — Based on these three functions, PVC, CPVC and PEX may work for some applications, but not others. While PVC is excellent for water service lines ...

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Zardoz in reply to Gymsack

PVC is used for waste lines, not feed lines. If you've seen blue or red plastic feed lines that's PEX .

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Bolt_Upright in reply to Zardoz

Is PVC OK to use for water lines?

PVC is a cost-effective and durable option for potable water (Drinking Water). For this reason, many thrifty contractors and home improvement enthusiasts turn to PVC pipe (product) and CPVC pipe (product) for their home plumbing needs.Oct 27, 2016

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Bolt_Upright in reply to Bolt_Upright

I am not recommending people use PVC :)

Maybe those old iron pipes were the best?

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Zardoz in reply to Bolt_Upright

The iron pipes are used as a waste line like PVC. If copper is a concern, one should get a water filter system to remove the mineral after it comes out of the tap.

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Bolt_Upright in reply to Zardoz

We still use cast iron pipes for the water supply in America. From the main to the house is usually cast iron. Lots of old buildings are still all cast iron.

I don't know if this is a good thing. You do get an iron supplement from them.

At 62 I will probably never have to choose pipe materials again :)

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Gymsack

So did I

I let the cold water run to waste a bit first thing in the morning before making coffee

I demanded copper in any repair work and now they have a glue called "Copper Only " so one does not need to solder any more . How would you like a glued copper joint behind your drywall.

I will switch to Tygon if repair is necessary, it is said to be completely inert.

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fcerruti in reply to Gymsack

The important thing is to let the water run until is more cold (30-60sec) and not use the hot water for cooking, because hot water dissolves greater amounts of copper.

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Bolt_Upright in reply to Gymsack

Tygon 2375 Plastic PVC Tubing at Amazon.

I imagine they will eventually find something wrong with this too :)

No copper glue for me. Last time I worked on pipes I got suckered into trying those Sharkbite compression fittings. I tried those for about 30 minutes and got out my blowtorch (I used to have a house just like The Money Pit, I know how to solder [poorly]).

I think I will stick with copper and let the water run like fcerruti suggests.

And good point on not cooking with hot water! Don't use it to make hot tea either! (if not for my wife I would be doing that).

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ddmagee1

Hmmm. I had not thought of Copper infiltrates, in regards to PD, causal factors! I worked in an iron foundry for 30 years, and am suspicious that, perhaps, manganese, and formaldehyde environmental exposures, may have something to do, with why I developed PD, later in my retirement years! Thanks for your input!

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LAJ12345

Get a reverse osmosis water filter for your drinking water. Copper is required by the body, but is dangerous at high levels. You do need some.

medicalnewstoday.com/articl...

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smv123

What about CuAtsum being developed in Australia? I thought that was a copper supplement they are developing. Has anyone seen any new news on it???

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