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Study Finds That Long-Banned Pesticides Linked to Higher Risk of Autism

Sometimes it’s easy to think that banning a harmful product, or cracking down on its disposal, can simply erase any future problems. But a new study from Drexel University indicates that that might not be the case. Older readers may remember the infamous pesticide DDT, which was banned in 1972, ten years after the publication …

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Autism and the Environment

Research has shown that environmental factors likely play a role in autism. Studies also indicate that genetics contribute to the disorder.  The National Institute ofEnvironmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) supports research to discover how the environment may influence autism. This important environmental research offers real promise for prevention — because you can’t change your genes, but …

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