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Study: Exposure to pesticides during pregnancy increases a child’s risk of autism by nearly 10 percent

According to statistics presented by the Autism Society, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States, with one in 59 children now being diagnosed with a form of this condition. Shockingly, the number of people diagnosed with ASD increased by over 119 percent between 2000 and 2010.  “Experts” would have us believe that ASD is a “largely genetic” condition, however these dramatic increases clearly indicate that something else has to be contributing to the fact that over 3.5 million Americans now live with some form of autism spectrum disorder.  A recent study suggests that one possible contributing factor may be prenatal and early childhood exposure to pesticides, which the researchers claim can increase risk of an autism spectrum disorder by nearly 10 percent.  Read more....

 

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