New scientific research has linked autism to chemicals commonly found in U.S. household products, personal care products and food: PCBs, Phthalates, Bisphenol-A (BPA) and Pesticides. More specifically, the study found that women who are exposed to these toxic chemicals while pregnant are more likely to have autistic children.
A paper published by Project TENDR (Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks), a group of volunteer scientists, health professionals and child advocates working to study and reduce children’s exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants, calls for a ban on phthalate chemicals commonly found in personal care and home care products.
A new study has demonstrated a link between pregnant women’s exposure to the endocrine disrupting toxic chemical family known as “phthalates” and autism in boys.
New research findings have revealed a dirty secret in this widely used industrialized food additive: Soybean oil can not only lead to obesity and diabetes in some people (something that has been suspected for some time), but it also appears to have the potential to trigger neurological problems–which could potentially lead to conditions like autism, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, and depression.
New study reports women exposed to common paint chemicals at work are more likely to have a child with autism spectrum disorder.
The food additive Propionic Acid (PPA), a commonly used preservative in processed foods has been linked in new scientific research to harming the fetal brain and possibly leading to autism.
In a bold decision the state of California has moved to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos because of scientific research linking it to harm to babies’ brains. Scientific studies have shown that the pesticide is a neurotoxin that harmed brain development in fetuses and affected reading ability, IQ and led to hyperactivity in children.
Many people are unaware that potentially dangerous chemicals of concern are lurking inside their homes. A few of the studies … More
Finally some hopeful news to mitigate the risk of pesticides for pregnant women. Researchers studying pesticide-related autism risks have discovered … More