More environmental toxins suspected to be a risk factor for autism

Carol Roach By Carol Roach, 7th Dec 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Scientists are rigorously researching the causes of autism and it is yet to be determined. Environmental toxins may have a connection with autism.

Neurological disorder

Autism is a neurological disorder.. Families as well as doctors are baffled by what causes this neurological disorder. Recent studies show that autism rates are on the rise in Montreal and elsewhere in Canada and the USA. The quest to find the cause of autism and treat children and adults who have the disease is one of the major research projects going on in the world of science/psychology today.

Autistic like symptoms in mice

However, a new study shows that some of the chemicals found in a flame retardant have produced autism-like symptoms in mice. When they were exposed to the chemical, the mice gave birth to smaller offspring who were not as sociable as other mice and had long term memory and other learning deficits. This is the first study of this kind.

"This study highlights the interaction between epigenetics and the effects of early exposure to flame retardants," said Janine LaSalle, the study's senior author and a researcher affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute. "Our experiments with wild-type and mutant mice indicate that exposure to flame retardants presents an independent risk of neurodevelopmental deficits associated with reduced sociability and learning."

Chemicals and pregnancy

This study is important for humans as well. Montreal pregnant women should be careful of what toxins they are exposing themselves to because new research is showing more and more environmental toxins as risks factors for fetal abnormalities.

Warning: Think of the chemicals you use when cleaning your house, inhale the fumes from litter boxes, or fumigate for vermin. Where ever possible, stay away from any kind of chemicals when pregnant.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
8th Dec 2015 (#)

Vaccines are to blame too!

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author avatar Carol Roach
8th Dec 2015 (#)

no they are not, that theory has been dis proven, I wrote about that awhile back.

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