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An Infamous Pesticide Was Just Linked to Childrens' Risk of Developing Autism

Exposure to the notorious pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) during pregnancy could raise the risk of a child developing autism.  The agent was famously criticised for its environmental impacts in the 1960s, and has since become banned throughout most of the world. Yet a number of countries still use the pesticide, and the decision to ban it worldwide isn't straight-forward.  Read more...



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