Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Schizophrenia rears its horrific head?

This is the saddest suggestion yet I've seen out of the Virginia Tech tragedy:
Posted By: Les Feldman (4/17/2007 at 8:12:59 PM)

Comment: The fact that Cho's parents are dry cleaners probably is a important factor in understanding what was wrong with him. In a study published by one of the finest researchers there is, Dr. Dolores Malaspina it was found that the offspring of dry cleaners had a tremendously high rate of schizophrenia compared to the offspring of other type of workers. PERC or its equivilant is a potent neurotoxin. It might have damaged Cho in a number of ways. Ask Dr. Malaspina the head of the dept of psychiatry at NYU.

Sure enough, if you go to that NCBI website, you see an abstract for an article titled Tetrachloroethylene exposure and risk of schizophrenia: offspring of dry cleaners in a population birth cohort, preliminary findings.

How very, very awful if the young man was schizophrenic because his parents pursued the American dream by going into a traditional Asian-in-America profession.

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