Autism Risk Linked to Banned Chemicals, Not Vaccines

GENETIC ENGINEERING & BIOTECHNOLOGY NEWS | August 24, 2016

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The search for the underlying causes of autism has sparked heated debates and an unfortunate glut of bad science. Most notable was the thoroughly debunked Wakefield study that erroneously tied vaccinations to the rise in autism rates. Scientists have been trying actively to repair some of the lasting damage that has befallen not only the science behind vaccinations but also the research surrounding autism, which is always called into question due to previous failings. In the past several years, researchers have published findings linking various mutant genes to cases that fall within the autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, these studies only account for a small number of ASD cases, and scientists are still unclear as to how these particular genetic mutations arise. Now, investigators at Drexel University have published evidence that several chemicals used in certain pesticides and as insulating material banned in the 1970s may still be haunting us—hypothesizing a link between higher levels of exposure to these chemicals during pregnancy and significantly increased odds of ASD in children.

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