Thursday, June 26, 2014

UC Davis Study Associates Pesticides to Autism and Prenatal Disorders

A new study by UC Davis researchers released this week indicates there may be an association between pregnant women living near pesticide applications and autism in their children. The study found that children born to women living in close proximity to agricultural pesticide applications had a nearly two-thirds higher risk of having autism spectrum disorder and other developmental problems. The research was published by The UC Davis MIND Institute, which specializes in the Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The institute is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cures of neurodevelopmental disorders. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.