Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Research

@article{Altevogt2008AutismAT,
  title={Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Research},
  author={Bruce Altevogt and Sarah L. Hanson and Alan Leshner},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={121},
  pages={1225 - 1229}
}
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