More Evidence Agricultural Pesticides Up Autism Risk
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Friday, June 27, 2014 12:00 AM

A new study strengthens the evidence linking prenatal exposure to organophosphates and other commonly applied agricultural pesticides to the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delay (DD).

"This is actually the third study to show some link with organophosphates and autism risk," principal investigator said.  "In that early developmental gestational period, the brain is developing synapses...and may well be where these pesticides are operating and affecting neurotransmission," she added in a statement.