Monday, August 19, 2013

Video: Environmental Exposures and Autism

Prof. Irva Hertz-Picciotto discusses possible causes of autism, a pervasive developmental disorder defined by lack of social reciprocity and communications skills combined with repetitive behavior.  In the U.S., 1 in 88 children have autism. In California, autism prevalence increased 600% from 1990 - 2001, partly by better detection.  Both genes and environment contribute to autism.  Exposures of concern include environmental chemicals, microbes such as rubella, fertility treatments, and medications.

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