Cone, Marla
January 2009
Rachel's Democracy & Health News;1/15/2009, Issue 994, p4
The article discusses a study which examined the cause behind the increase in autism in California since 1990. Results have shown that such increase in autism in the state could not be explained by changes in doctor's diagnoses and is probably caused by environmental factors. Several researchers believe that a pregnant woman's exposure to pesticides and other chemicals, which are neurodevelopmental toxins that could change how the brain grow, could affect a developing baby's brain structure.


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