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Autism Linked To Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy

A new study is adding to evidence that prenatal exposure to pesticides may significantly increase a child’s risk of autism. Children born to mothers who lived within a mile of fields and farms where certain chemical pesticides were applied during pregnancy were at a two-thirds higher risk of autism or developmental delay, researchers found. The risk was greatest during the second and third trimesters, according to findings published online Monday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives…Read More


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