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Pesticide exposure in pregnancy linked to autism

Findings of study published in The BMJ support efforts to prevent exposure to pesticides during pregnancy

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Exposure to common agricultural pesticides before birth and in the first year of life has been associated with a small to moderately increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with infants of women without such exposure, according to a study published in The BMJ on March 21.

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