Study links autism with industrial food, environment

  April 11, 2012 New research models real-world exposures to environment cause of autism Contact: Katie Rojas-Jahn, IATP (612) 870-3407 krojasjahn@iatp.org Renee Dufault, FIHRI, (808) 345-6865 rdufault@foodingredient.info Minneapolis, The epidemic of autism in children in the United States may be linked to the typical American diet according to a new study published online in Clinical […]

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Researchers investigating role of pesticides in autism spectrum disorder

  By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun 6:51 p.m. EDT, March 29, 2012 One in 88 American children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate is 23 percent higher than one the agency released three years ago. Federal officials said some […]

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Autism Rates Tied to Environmental Factors, Not Changing Diagnoses

(Beyond Pesticides, January 23, 2009) A study by researchers at the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute has found that the seven- to eight-fold increase in the number children born in California with autism since 1990, a trend which shows no sign of abating, cannot be explained by either changes in how the condition is diagnosed or […]

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The Rise in Autism and the Role of Age at Diagnosis

  [Early Development: Original Article] Hertz-Picciotto, Irvaa,b; Delwiche, Loraa From the aDepartment of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, California; and bMedical Investigations of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (M.I.N.D.) Institute, Sacramento, California. Submitted 11 July 2007; accepted 2 June 2008. Supported by grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 1P01-ES11269, 2P01-ES11269, 1R01-ES015359 and by […]

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Pet Shampoos Containing Insecticides Linked to Autism

(Beyond Pesticides, May 27, 2008) A population-based study looking at how genes and environmental factors interact shows that pet shampoos containing insecticides may trigger autism spectrum disorders (ASD), reports New Scientist. The study findings, presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, show that mothers of children with an ASD are twice as likely to […]

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Household Pesticide Use in Relation to Autism

INTERNATIONAL MEETING FOR AUTISM RESEARCH May 15, 2008; ORAL 2899 Hertz-Picciotto Public Health Sciences and the M.I.N.D. Institute, University of California at Davis, Dept PHS, Davis, CA 95616 I. N. Pessah 3 Department of Veterinary Molecular Biosciences, University of California at Davis, M.I.N.D. Institute, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 R. Hansen Pediatrics and the […]

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“Permanent Link to Pesticides Linked to Rising Autism Rates”

(Beyond Pesticides, November 13, 2007) Autism is on the rise, both in prevalence and incidence, and there is growing evidence that environmental insults, such as pesticides, are linked to this developmental disability. According to the latest study, published in the October issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, children born to mothers living near fields where pesticides […]

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Pesticide link to autism suspected

A state study suggests two farm sprays may raise chances of having a child with the disorder. By Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer July 30, 2007 Women who live near California farm fields sprayed with organochlorine pesticides may be more likely to give birth to children with autism, according to a study by state health […]

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Maternal Residence Near Agricultural Pesticide Applications and Autism Spectrum Disorders among Children in the California Central Valley

Eric M. Roberts,1 Paul B. English,2 Judith K. Grether,2 Gayle C. Windham,2 Lucia Somberg,3 and Craig Wolff2 1Public Health Institute, Oakland, California, USA; 2California Department of Health Services, Richmond, California, USA; 3School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA Abstract Background: Ambient levels of pesticides (“pesticide drift”) are detectable at residences near agricultural […]

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Autism: Transient in utero hypothyroxinemia related to maternal flavonoid ingestion during pregnancy and to other environmental antithyroid agents.

Roman, G., 2007. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 262 :15‚ 26 Abstract The incidence and prevalence of autism have increased during the past two decades. Despite comprehensive genetic studies the cause of autism remains unknown. This review emphasizes the potential importance of environmental factors in its causation. Alterations of cortical neuronal migration and cerebellar Purkinje […]

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