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    Default Prenatal & infant exposure to ambient pesticides & autism spectrum disorder in childr

    • Ondine S von Ehrenstein, associate professor1 2,
    • Chenxiao Ling, research assistant2,
    • Xin Cui, research assistant2 3 4,
    • Myles Cockburn, professor5,
    • Andrew S Park, research assistant2,
    • Fei Yu, researcher6,
    • Jun Wu, associate professor7,
    • Beate Ritz, professor2 8 9


    March 20 2019

    Autism spectrum disorder comprises severe developmental disorders characterized by atypical socialization, and restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests. Genetics have a role,12 with heritability estimates of 38%3 to 83%,4 but more information is needed about environmental factors operating in early development.3 Prenatal exposures to several types of pesticides have been associated with impaired neurodevelopment,5678 and the few studies that have considered autism spectrum disorder have suggested that organophosphates9 and organochlorines1011 could increase risk.

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    True, the use of harmful pesticides affects human health.

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