Environment triggered Autism.


The journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has this month published a new study by Cornell University researchers that provides evidence of a rainfall-related environmental trigger for autism among genetically vulnerable children. The researchers discuss several possible environmental triggers related to higher levels of rainfall, including increased rates of early childhood television and video viewing, increased rates of vitamin D deficiency, and an increased exposure to chemicals used in household cleaners that children who spend more time indoors would likely experience. The research team plans to conduct further statistical studies aimed at identifying which of these possibilities are actual triggers for the disorder. The researchers say that their findings solidify the need for further research focused on identifying what the exact environmental trigger might be. More >>

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