Environmental chemical exposures and autism spectrum disorders: a review of the epidemiological evidence.

@article{Kalkbrenner2014EnvironmentalCE,
  title={Environmental chemical exposures and autism spectrum disorders: a review of the epidemiological evidence.},
  author={Amy E. Kalkbrenner and Rebecca J. Schmidt and Annie C Penlesky},
  journal={Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care},
  year={2014},
  volume={44 10},
  pages={
          277-318
        }
}
In the past decade, the number of epidemiological publications addressing environmental chemical exposures and autism has grown tremendously. These studies are important because it is now understood that environmental factors play a larger role in causing autism than previously thought and because they address modifiable risk factors that may open up avenues for the primary prevention of the disability associated with autism. In this review, we covered studies of autism and estimates of… CONTINUE READING
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