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Pesticides, Autism : New Findings from CHARGE

Pesticides and Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Findings from the CHARGE Study  http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/122-A280/ David C. Holzman writes on science, medicine, energy, economics, and cars from Lexington and Wellfleet, MA. His work has appeared in Smithsonian, The Atlantic Monthly, and the Journal … Continue reading

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Pesticides and Autism

UC Davis MIND Institute study finds association between maternal exposure to agricultural pesticides, autism in offspring http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8978 (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased … Continue reading

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Environmental Factors, Pesticides, Viruses and Autism II

Environmental and State-Level Regulatory Factors Affect the Incidence of Autism and Intellectual Disability http://www.ploscompbiol.org Many factors affect the risks for neurodevelopmental maladies such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID). To compare environmental, phenotypic, socioeconomic and state-policy factors … Continue reading

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Environmental Factors, Pesticides, Viruses and Autism

Autism and intellectual disability incidence linked with environmental factors http://www.uchospitals.edu/news/2014/20140313-autism.html March 13, 2014 An analysis of 100 million US medical records reveals that autism and intellectual disability (ID) rates are correlated at the county level with incidence of genital malformations … Continue reading

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Household Pesticides and Autism

Autism spectrum disorder, flea and tick medication, and adjustments for exposure misclassification: the CHARGE (CHildhood Autism Risks from Genetics and Environment) case-control study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24456651 BACKGROUND: The environmental contribution to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is largely unknown, but household pesticides are … Continue reading

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Type 2 Diabetes and Pesticides

Exposure to Pesticides in Food, Air and Water Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130205101415.htm A study led by the University of Granada reveals that there is a direct relationship between the presence of Persistent Organic Pollutants in … Continue reading

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Quick Post – Pesticides and Autism

University of California researchers,  including Irva Hertz- Picciotto , have called for pesticides to be part of the ongoing environmental investigation of autism risk factors. Tipping the Balance of Autism Risk: Potential Mechanisms Linking Pesticides and Autism. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22534084 “Based on … Continue reading

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Environment x Genes – Fungicides and Autism

Could a new class of fungicides play a role in autism, neurodegenerative diseases? http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2016/march/could-a-new-class-of-fungicides-play-a-role-in-autism-neurodegenerative-diseases A new UNC School of Medicine study shows how chemicals designed to protect crops can cause gene expression changes in mouse brain cells that look strikingly … Continue reading

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Common Pesticide Raises ADHD Risk – Implications for Autism.

Common Pesticide May Increase Risk of ADHD http://news.rutgers.edu Rutgers study suggests that pregnant women and young children are more susceptible Thursday, January 29, 2015 By Robin Lally A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain’s dopamine system … Continue reading

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Chemicals and Brain Disorders in Children

Growing number of chemicals linked with brain disorders in children http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140214203938.htm Industrial chemicals linked with brain disorders in children Boston, MA – Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children—such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, … Continue reading

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