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Exposure to Specific Toxins and Nutrients During Late Pregnancy and Early Life Correlate With Autism Risk

A new study using evidence found in baby teeth indicates that exposure to certain toxins and essential elements during late pregnancy and in a baby’s first weeks of life may increase the risk of a child developing autism, Waxra reports. Researchers looked specifically at the significance of lead, zinc and manganese in determining ASD severity and autistic traits. It’s been known for some time that environmental exposures are significant factors that can contribute to the...

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