Urinary Porphyrin Excretion in Neurotypical and Autistic Children

  title={Urinary Porphyrin Excretion in Neurotypical and Autistic Children},
  author={James S. Woods and Sarah E. Armel and Denise I. Fulton and Jason B. Allen and Kristine Wessels and Patience L. Simmonds and Doreen Granpeesheh and Elizabeth A Mumper and James Jeffrey Bradstreet and Diana Echeverria and Nicholas J. Heyer and James P. K. Rooney},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND Increased urinary concentrations of pentacarboxyl-, precopro- and copro-porphyrins have been associated with prolonged mercury (Hg) exposure in adults, and comparable increases have been attributed to Hg exposure in children with autism (AU). OBJECTIVES This study was designed to measure and compare urinary porphyrin concentrations in neurotypical (NT) children and same-age children with autism, and to examine the association between porphyrin levels and past or current Hg exposure… CONTINUE READING
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