The role of mercury in the pathogenesis of autism

@article{Bernard2002TheRO,
  title={The role of mercury in the pathogenesis of autism},
  author={Sallie Bernard and A Enayati and H Roger and Teresa Binstock and Lyn Redwood},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={7},
  pages={S42-S43}
}
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder of unknown etiology in most cases. Studies of monozygotic twins report an average 60% concordance rate, indicating a role for both genetic and environmental factors in disease expression. Recent reviews in environmental health have suggested that early exposure to hazardous substances may underlie some cases of neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD, learning disabilities, and speech/language difficulties. In 1999, thimerosal… 
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