Does perinatal exposure to endocrine disruptors induce autism spectrum and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders? Review

@article{deCock2012DoesPE,
  title={Does perinatal exposure to endocrine disruptors induce autism spectrum and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders? Review},
  author={Marijke de Cock and Yolanda G H Maas and Margot van de Bor},
  journal={Acta Paediatrica},
  year={2012},
  volume={101}
}
Aim:  To provide an overview of studies on perinatal exposure in humans to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in relation to autism spectrum (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) disorders. 

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