Pesticides Could Lead to Autism

A New York environmental medicine physician says the recent California study linking pesticides and autism is another reminder that people need to monitor and lessen their exposure to these chemicals. “Pesticides can cause neurological problems and there’s growing evidence that it’s implicated in lower IQs in children whose mothers are exposed, and now if it may be a cause of developmental delays and autism,” says Jacqueline Moline, MD, chair of population health for the North Shore-LIJ Health System and an environmental medicine physician.

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